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A Vintage Christmas

With all the vintage ornaments and decorations in this lovely house, it seems as if I have travelled back in time to my childhood. We spent many a Christmas here on the farm. The temperature outside feels just right. The smells coming from the kitchen are divine. The cookies are piling up. Tradition and family history fill the rooms.  This place now represents five generations. We have a lot to remember and share. Feeling such gratitude for those who came before us. Here’s to the smiles on their faces as they watch over us living their legacy.

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These belonged to my grandparents. They were purchased in the 1930’s.
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These are at least 55 years old.
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Hand painted by one of my brothers in 1972.
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There used to be five of these. I have one at my house. One of my favorites.
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I painted this in 1972, when I was five. Not my best work.
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The Day After

The day after Thanksgiving is an interesting day. I always feel like I ate too much. I want to start putting up Christmas decorations. A movie is sometimes on the agenda. Leftovers are a big hit, or not. I’m lazy for sure, so I get half way through the decorations and then I’m ready for a nap. It’s an odd day. It almost feels like a freebie. I don’t have to do anything, really, but it would be good if I did.

This Thanksgiving, I did in fact only make it half way through the decorations. There are boxes and various decorative items in weird places. I ate leftover squash casserole and brownies. My daughter and I went to see The Peanuts Movie. It was her first time ever in a movie theater. She got bored and/or tired about half way through. It was actually in the movie that we ate the brownies. Yes, I snuck food into the movie theater.

My daughter fell asleep on the way home. She’s asleep on the couch right now. It’s about an hour before her bed time and she hasn’t had dinner. Maybe she’ll sleep through the night?

Just an odd day.

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The previews were LOUD.
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Happy to find her Nutcracker book.