Thursday, 24 December 2009
BLD No. 16
Dad cooking in the kitchen and making the best stuffing in the world. Our turkey was cooked in a brown paper bag. Dad of the big gestures giving Mom the most extravagant gifts which she always loved.
Mom always looking beautiful and giving the kids tons of kisses and hugs and saying that Santa was going to be coming later that night.
Harry pushing his hair back and wearing a black leather vest, having his name called out to come and get his gift.
Kathy getting fabric from Nana and tossing it on the table.
Mom’s golden boy Dwain getting a drum set that Harry had convinced them to get Dwain because Harry said Dwain was really talented, and he was and still is.
Suzie getting a watch and fainting at Mass.
Mickey getting her Christmas presents marked with ‘Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday.’
Camille wearing a blue dress and shutting the car door before I got in and they left me at church.
Jacquie wearing a brown dress that matched Camille’s blue one. Jacquie getting new pajamas that matched Camilles’. Jacquie getting more stuffed animals.
Me getting to open the Sears Christmas catalogue. Me getting left at church and brought home by a stranger on Christmas Day (they never even knew I was missing). Me getting a cowgirl doll that even had an extra outfit. Me leaning against Mom while the adults and older kids played poker.
Colette and me sitting on plush stuffed sit-on dogs by the Christmas tree.
Lori doing the baking and making fudge. Lori getting a doll that was as big as she was.
Gerry is Santa and is the best Santa we ever had. Gerry awake on Christmas morning wrapped in a blanket which he would sit in all day.
Shelly is getting little troll dolls and always has long hair.
Joey is getting some kind of keys. Joey are they for a car or a mini-bike? Joey hating that I am the one to take him to his hockey games.
Have a wonderful evening everyone.
*artwork D by Anita Philips