Sally posted her Christmas memory as a child (oh, I would have loved that cowboy suit), the two best Christmas songs ever, Christmas foods from Carol, and favorite Christmas gifts from fellow bloggers. She remembered my GI Joe Aircraft Carrier story…oh, it was good. I still cry. And then there are the Mermatrons and wedding dancers…yes, I was a wedding dancer. Please read on, the memories and stories and food are the best!
Welcome to the rewind of the series from 2018 which features not only the food and traditions of Christmas but also some special guests who it would be lovely to share Christmas dinner with in person. In the series my guests shared their best Christmas gift ever…and there will be food including from our resident foodie Carol Taylor, my favourite drinks for the holidays, and of course music to get you into the spirit of the season..
On the Christmas before we left for Cape Town and aged eight in 1962, I was in a bit of a quandary. I had searched the house top to bottom looking for my Christmas presents including the in the basement which was officially out of bounds, unless I was with my sister listening to her record player which had been banished from my father’s earshot.
I had found my five year old…
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All the gifts for the series were too beautiful to only share once and I love the Wedding Singers.. Thanks for boosting the post Jennie..♥
Shared this on Twitter, Jennie. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you, Pete.
I loved your story about the GI Joe Aircraft Carrier!
Thank you, Liz. You can imagine the shock, and also the realization that he never forgot, even telling his new wife and in-laws.
You’re welcome, Jennie. I can only imagine!
Oh, what a marvelous story, Jennie!! I welled up a bit myself.
Thank you, Deborah. I welled up, too, as I hadn’t read that story in ages. And to think that he carried this love and loss with him until he married.
what a wonderful Christmas story – and what wonderful in-laws!
Yes, and yes!!