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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