Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Memories

A gal on FB from my hometown was asking about Christmas memories from there. So I put my list up and thought I'd come share and ask about your Christmas memories.

~ The Goldsmith's in the 'big city' nearby did an Enchanted Forest when I was little and we'd go every year to tour and see Santa

~ putting up and decorating the tree at the Church many years. This was no small project considering our Sanctuary had 20 foot (at least) ceilings. And it had to be done before Advent started which usually meant we were doing it the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

~ Christmas parades in freezing weather, they always seemed to be on the coldest night of the year, I was almost always IN the parade, either with the scouts or later the band. It also never failed that my short legs were always on the wrong end of the row for every turn meaning I had to make the LONG steps to keep the line straight, while our 6'1" section leader was on the short end of the turn.......

~ Christmas concerts, we did portions of Handel's Missiah one year, portions of the Nutcracker one year, and songs from the guy that arranged (and I think wrote) Sleigh Ride one year, Carol of the Bells EVERY YEAR

~ and living on the street I can't forget the lights on the west end of my street every year, totally uncoordinated every body did lights and decorations but no one coordinated anything with any body else. Yet nothing was tacky or gaudy, it was always beautiful every year.

25 comments:

tSeaJake said...

Hi there! I just happen to come across your blog on the "5 minutes for mom" website and I just had to click on it when I read the description. I immediately saw that you were a teacher, turned SAHM (as am I) and that you are involved in the Salvation Army. My husband travels in full-time ministry and just in the last year or so has had many doors opening to come minister in many SA Rehab Centers around the country. I haven't been able to go along yet, as we have two little ones and it is hard to travel long distances, but he always speaks so highly of the wonderful people that work for the SA organization. Just wanted to say hello. If you have a spare moment, my blog is http://mommymumbojumbo.blogspot.com/

Blessings,
Tara

Hemraj said...

Hi, Some one from facebook refereed your link i have book marked it nice blogs you write see Free Adwords Voucher here

eka said...

i like mom, . . . . . . .

hapi said...

Hi Maria, Nice blog! How to add the Glitter Effect Mouse Pointer to your Blog

gamesforkids said...

i like it, thanh for share

Lester said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Lester said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Lester said...

chanced upon your blog when i accidentally hit the next blog button . Been typing the wrong stuff , so yeah .

Anyway , pretty nice post you have made , there isn't such parties in the place im living in .

alot of parties are in clubbing form , discos pub , bars etc . tired of those .

Wish to have such kind of christmas party here .

hope that someone will organise such kind of party here this christmas !


Cheers , Lester your neighbour .

@

rolexreplicawatches said...

It is a great fantastic useful resource you are furnishing also , you yes the item absent totally free. Rolex replicaI adore experiencing web sites of which realize on-line associated with furnishing a reputable useful resource totally free. It’s this aged what exactly is going all over arrives all over workout.lately,rolex watches are very hot,I don't know what do you think about it ?let us have a exchange here!

reta said...

About Asia
nice

Amazing Love said...

I happen to be searching around for good subject matter. I appreciate what steps you took to write about this.
Rolex GMT replica

reta said...

About Asia

Emin Sahat said...

Good blog, visit my blog :)
http://fcbarcelona-eminhzsa.blogspot.com/

kevin21 said...

88pascher.com sac a main louis vuitton sac burberry sac chanel chaussures puma chaussures nike tee shirts louis vuitton chanel femmes tee shirts sitemapproducts.xml sitemapproducts.xml sitemapproducts.xml sitemapproducts.xml

teeshirtonline2012 said...

sac burberry
sac chanel
sac chloe
sac dior
chaussures nike
porte cles chanel
bracelet louis vuitton
chaussures puma
sac a main
tee shirts
dolce gabbana tasche
ed hardy tasche
fendi tasche
sac juicy
sac guess 2012 soldes
sac guess pas cher
tee shirts prada
tee shirts louis vuitton
tee shirts polo
polo bolsas
prada bolsas
versace bolsas

qwe said...

Sacs hermes pas cher à main Hermès sont bien connus pour leurs matériaux et designs classiques luury mais chic Hermès sac. Posséder un sac Hermes est un peu comme avoir une partie de l'ajustement des bijoux epensive pour la royauté Hermès Kelly Sac. Matériaux Hermes sont célèbres en matière de qualité C peau de veau doux, taureau bébé et cuir de taureau adulte, et de chèvre. Peau de crocodile et cuir d'autruche sont certainement la rage avec des collectionneurs Hermès, après les collections Birkin et bolide. Hermes sacs à main produits garder endurer et toujours le 1er choix musthaves. Et en accord avec les temps, sacs Hermès ont changé à partir de votre chèque structuré les sacs doux, élégant et pratique hermes sac pas cher. Hermes Lindy représentent que la transformation de style dans la société roi de la mode, un sac eceptionally amusant et chic qui peut être changé en deux looks différents pour juste un fourre-tout ou peut-être un sac à bandoulière. Probablement, Hermès vise à produire la marchandise qui a pour objectif de jeunes modernes et wellheeled, parce que le sac Lindy est un superbe entre mi occasionnel et l'élégance, la polyvalence et highfashion. Bien au contraire de ce que Hermes utilisé pour, ce sac est de la disponibilité et la commodité importante lorsque vous voyagez autour. Thelindybagcombines le genre de Hermes et multifonction avec l'option bandoulière réglable et la capacité Hermès Birkin Sac. Après son succès retentissant dans défilé, Lindy a été sélectionné dans les villes de mode célèbres comme Paris, Florence et Milan, etc, et la propagation flamboyante popularité du monde de la mode entrelacé avec incroyables longues listes d'attente. En raison de sa conception unique à la fois accentuer le style et la performance, sac Lindy est largement considérée comme un autre? C'est même sac que les autres sacs Hermès luury. Depuis les débuts d'Hermès Lindy, il est devenu une résidence préférée, car il est livré avec une sensation plus décontractée avec tous les sophistiquée Hermes tactile est reconnu pour. Le Lindy porte un compartiment double face pour faciliter la séparation et l'utilisation, en plus d'un centre qui s'effondre tout en étant transporté. Hermes Lindy est calme parfait si vous aurez envie d'avoir un large éventail de peu. Elle s'effondre dans le centre si elle est vide, mais epands facilement prendre en charge toutes vos goodies girly. Nous méritons tous un peu d'indulgence à l'occasion. Quand il est déjà quelque temps que vous avez choyé vous, Lindy est un sac Hermes luurious aussi il peut très bien être précisément le thing.Dress il ou elle habiller vers le bas. Mettez-le sur un porte-monnaie étant à main ou même un sac à bandoulière. Ce sac à main attirante est vraiment polyvalente, il est facile de justifier que le prix lourd Hermes demander. nous vous offrons pas cher hermes kelly cheapcoolworld, cheapcoolworld hermeskellycheapcoolworld Articles connexes hermes liste de prix des sacs, Hermes Kelly, cet article à un ami! Recevez articles comme celui-ci directement à votre bo! Abonnez-vous gratuitement dès aujourd'hui!

Anonymous said...

There was a very real perception that bi-racial was much worse for the white than it was for the person of color. The liberal culture, which was designed and promoted with the god's tools to achieve their Apocalyptic goals, screamed racism when there was a very reasonable explanation for this reality::::
In this white punishment known as the United States the person of color has already adopted the disfavors/temptations intended for another race. But by associating/mating with a person of color the white is newly adopting the disfavors of another culture.
And this is the reason why people of color are not welcome in the United States. The gods control everything:::The perception they want to create, the thoughts they want you to have.
People of color can't recover from absorbing the temptations from two cultures. And why they become more and more like so many blacks in America:::Veterans at absorbing the temptations of two cultures.
To further illustrate this is why California's educational system/funding was ranked #1 when California was white:::Education being the basis of the affluent economic system. Now even public higher education has become unaffordable.

Don't forget the lessons the 'ole white preacher taught:::Dancing is a sin.
The gods used the liberal tool to ridicule away so many taboos, paving the way for the decay of society and ultimately the End Times::::::
Black behavior was controlled by the KKK. Men's behavior was controlled by marriage for thousands of years.
When married by 15 men never gained the taste of promiscuity. Once the gods used the budding liberalism tool the men set the tone for the deteriorating enviornment centered around their gross disfavor.
Women's relinquishing control of pre-arranged marriage will be what costs mankind everything in The End. It's all their fault. Men are pigs, essentially just primally responsive disfavored beings who if given the freedom will abuse based on the impulses the god's push them into. Whereas under pre-arranged marriage this behavior was contained now the promiscuous fraternity house epitomizes the pinnicle of what a "real man" should be like. And sadly the women fall into line.

Ronald Reagan spent the communist block into submission with defense buildup, and in the process increased the National debt from $1 trillion in 1980 to $6 trillion when he left office.
W charged both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to the national debt, honest numbers to come.
The gods used W to initiate the "Great Recession" with deliberate legislation/regulation changes, allowing the sub-prime fiasco and corporate irresponsibility/criminal behavior which led to the multi-trillion dollar stimulous package, pocketted by Republican friends and donors::::$5 trillion charged to the National credit card.
This corruption is one element of evil in the party of good. War mongering is another.
Damned if you do, Damned if you don't::::With the Democrats you subscribe to social decay via liberlism, which WILL lead to the Apocalypse. Republicans are being used by the gods to bankrupt the United States, ultimately motivating people to the point of "desperation prayer" once anarchy presides::::Punishment designed to correct your behavior.

The gods behave monsterously in the course of managing Planet Earth but they demand people be good if you are to have a chance to ascend in a future life.
Not only is doing the right things important (praying, attoning for your sins, thinking the right way:::accepting humility, modesty, vulnerability), so is avoiding the wrong things important as well:::"Go and sin no more".
You NEED active parents who share wisdom to have a real chance to ascend into heaven in a future life, and you MUST be a good parent as well to have that opportunity. Once your children have been raised something changes, something has been decided about you. This is exactly that.

123 said...


They ll discount red bottom shoes abide to accommodate you dollar for dollar service.If you accept these adequate shoes with your closet again you ll absolutely not any best anytime accept to be able to accepting a abundant attending and what to aggregation it with.A Stetson hat is the a lot of acclaimed array of cowherd hat, red on the bottom of shoes but for your enclothe you may beating a conception tubing or change hat in a afterglow of your quality.Adding a duad of spurs to your cowpuncher boots is an echt arresting that leave accentuate your bold cowgirl swash.Shut ambrosial jeans are an actual affair and should be old low on the improvidence. red bottoms shoes for cheap A rhinestone rap with a common belt baloney apparatus transfer attention to that backward attenuate genealogy,but the 18carat attentiongetter present be your chaps.

Daniel Sobocinski said...

You have very nice Blog!
I am so impressed ;-)
I am going to follow you, because of your content including in this fantastic Blog.
If you have time i invite you to my page.
It isn't in English mostly but you can use google translator.
I will be grateful for coment after a visit.
If it is posible add me to followers as i will do with your Blog
Adres my Blog is:
http://bannersbrokerpoland.blogspot.com/

sunny kumar said...

Forex Market is very high for internet Business Users, Latest Forex updates, forex tips, Currency exchange rates, Daily updates news about Forex
LatestFxMarket.Com

sunny kumar said...

Online Earning opportunities to make money online from home, Internet Online Business want to make money easy now.
www.jobzcorner.com

sunny kumar said...

World's Most Popular Website where you can get every thing you want, Marketing and Advertising, Social Media Marketing, News updates, Entertainment Updates, Funny pictures, Entertainment Pictures, Hot pictures, Classified Websites, Mp3 Tunes, Online Jobs, Videos, Funny Videos and Much More Fun Mania
HotCurrentAffairs.com

internet Australia said...

TThanks for this wonderful blog
I wish you post your 1300 number to call un

Anonymous said...

how does this get 20 comments, but i dont get any?

Anonymous said...

how does this get 23 comments, but then my blog about Psych, the best show in the world, get none?