Childhood Memories

Dec 9, 2006

This lay­out by Judi Van Valk­in­burg remind­ed me of the very first Christ­mas orna­ment I recall cre­at­ing. I’m so glad my Mom kept it. I was 6 years old and in the 1st Grade at Longfel­low Ele­men­tary, in Mrs. Young’s class. I remem­ber think­ing how fun­ny it was that her last name was Young and she was so old! Any­way, I remem­ber sit­ting at my desk, cut­ting out my gin­ger­bread man, hat and vest (mak­ing sure I got my lines as straight as I could), then glu­ing every­thing togeth­er and putting my glue and glit­ter in just the right spots. Now it is a lit­tle tat­tered and torn but that is to be expect­ed … after all it is 35 years old. My orna­ment hung proud­ly on the fam­i­ly Christ­mas tree for many years.
Ornament and letter

I also love this let­ter to San­ta that my Mom wrote (check out her hand writ­ting) for me when I was real­ly lit­tle… around 3 or 4 years old. She wrote just what I said. It reads, “Dear San­ta, I have been a good girl and Richie has been a good boy. How are your rein­deer? How is Mrs. San­ta? Thank you for all our gifts. Love, Lisa I love you San­ta.” I think my lit­tle scrib­bles are cute. I real­ly need to fig­ure out some­thing to do with these two cher­ished items so that I can bring them out and enjoy them each hol­i­day sea­son.

Wish­ing you all a won­der­ful day and hol­i­day sea­son.

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