Thursday, December 13, 2007

12-Christmas-Things-About-Me Huppla


I've been tagged !!!!!!!!!!!! from Sharon over at Sit With Me A While


Yeah............ it is my first time to be tagged.......... at my age I do not have many first times left.............ahhahahhah soooooooooooooooooooo here goes..........


12-Christmas-Things-About-Me Huppla

1........... I have spent Christmas in England, Philippines, Taiwan, California, Florida, Delaware, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Idaho, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania and New York.


2........ As children, we never saw our Christmas tree until Christmas morning...... Family tradition of Dad's...... When I married and moved away I put my tree up before Thanksgiving....


3.... I made hundreds of sugar cookies for my two boys for years and years and years... We made them on a Saturday and decorated them all day ...... Then we had cookies for months after..... The boys will tell you that they remember Christmas sugar cookies more than the gifts.... How fun.... Maybe I should make some sugar cookies and have for Chris on Christmas morning...... He will laugh..


4..........My very WORST Christmas gift ever was a bowling ball........... A bowling ball....... can you imagine.. !!!!!!!!!!! A bowling ball....... ahahha


5......I refused to put up a artificial tree all the years my boys were growing up.......... We would go and cut down a tree (with permission)........ How much fun was it to go tramping out through the woods to find just the right tree.


6...... 1973 I cried this Christmas eve when my church showed up on our front door with gifts for my boys......... Wrapped matchbox cars and trucks, candy canes, sweaters and socks, chocolate, and all the things that would make two little boys eyes light up the next morning... We were alone the three of us and money was pretty tight... Ain't God good.


7........ I ate Christmas pudding in England, they set it on fire you know! Is that strange or what, but you talk about Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!


8...... The greatest thrill in my life one year was to watch my two boys stand on stage and little elf's with pointed hats and pointed toes........... Each child had a single card to turn over one at a time... Their cards would spell out Merry Christmas........... Christopher was 7 and he was the third from the last.......... when he turned over his card it was upside down........... the crowd of parents began to smile then smiles turned to laughs as when finished read Merry Christwas...... what a hoot............ I still see that little face with a big grin as they all filed off stage..... He was the life of the party............


9....... I love Christmas carols and in 1964 I was asked to sing at our church Christmas program. I sang O Holy Night and my Dad was sitting down off stage with an easel and as I sang Dad sketched out the stable scene with the star ........ He timed his charcoal drawing to my finishing my song........... I wish I had that picture....... I was 17.......... I will never forget that.


10...... I do not remember many of my Christmas gifts when a child but there were two that I remember as it were yesterday.......... One was when I was very young and it was a vanity table with a mirror and a lacy skirt with a little bench..... I think that is what caused me to become so vain.............ahahhahah I must have been somewhere around 7-8 years old........do you know that I still had that little table up until about 9 years ago...... It finally needed to be discarded... but my my , I loved that little table......... the second was a stereo, you know the kind that opened from the top and you carried like a suitcase? It had that big center thing where you could stack lots of 45 records...... I think I was somewhere around 12 or 13 not sure, but with the stereo there was a STACK of 45 records......Oh my.......... I was in hog heaven....... Wonder what happened to all those records? I would love to reminisce for just a while...


11.... I still get up early in the morning and fill my husband and my single son's stockings with all kinds of good things........... There is just something about hiding something very special down deep in the toe...... This year I will have two more stockings to hang ........... but I cannot say much as my little 90 year old Dad will be reading this and one of them might be for him........


12........ Christmas 1999... my first Chritmas with my soul mate..... I was 52 when the Lord brought Dennis into my life.....I do not know why it took so long, he is here... We will spend the rest of our lives waking next to each other on Christmas morn..........


Now............ It is your turn........... here are the rules................




1. List 12 random things about yourself that has to do with Christmas.


2.... Lets call it hoopla........ something abut a dreaded 'm' word.. Someone will have to clue me in on that


3.... You must specifically tag your people...




4...... Hurry, Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat... hahah




I tag................ Edge ... Dee.... Mary (is she has not already been tagged) and my dad... Paul.

8 comments:

Mary said...

Denise,

As far as I know you are the first to tag me for this one. I will post it in the morning.

Loved reading your list. I will have to think about Christmasy things about me. Mmm! I love Christmas, so it shouldn't be too hard.

Blessings,
Mary

Sharon said...

This was great. Full of great memories and touching things.
I am so glad you wanted to do this. They can be a pain if you get too many in a row.
I love the part about your stocking tradition. I love the part about waking up by your soul mate.
And I love the part about the sugar cookies. Both your sons liked them?
Maybe you could make some for both of them. It would bring back great memories?

Edge of Design said...

I will do my best to work on this sometime over the next day or two. Sorry about that but my Cards still have be to completed and I have a few last minute items to attend to. THEN I will have some free time. At least I hope I will....

Apparently, not much happening on your weight loss journey? Do I understand that correctly? (Insert smiley face here!)

A&D said...

Here's the link to my gluten 'story' -- this is on my other blog.
http://entirelyforhim.blogspot.com/2006/03/mystery-solved.html
Dee

PEA said...

I SO enjoyed reading your list...Mary has tagged me so I will have to put my thinking cap on and get it done:-) I always love reading other people's memories from Christmas times. I laughed at the sugar cookies story, so cute. Thank you for such an enjoyable read once again:-) xoxo

MelanieJoy said...

Hey Denise,
Sorry it's taken me so long to stop by. It's been a crazy week. No big deal about the "White Evelope" mix up. I just didn't want to take credit for something so moving. Yes, I'm glad I didn't experience such a loss too.
I LOVED reading your Christmas Huppla!! I hope to get to my list tonight. Thanks for stopping by!
I loved your #12. I'm still single and hope someday I'll have a #12 just like that too =)

Sandra said...

As far as I know mom is still without power. She told me she would call when she the power comes back on. Hopefully that will be soon. I think it's been five days now.

SharonB said...

What a fun opportunity to get to know you a little better!!