Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Past

I have been thinking today about Christmases when I was a child. The best Christmas I ever had was when I was about 8 years old. It was the first snow I had ever seen on Christmas, it started snowing on Christmas Eve. I lived with my Grandparents at that time. Mam-Maw and I had made cookies for Santa and now it was time to open one gift, I always got a new pair of P.J.s to sleep in on Christmas Eve. So I put them on and went to bed but, I could not go to sleep for hours and hours.

When morning came, the cookies were gone and Santa had left me a Thank you note for the milk and cookies. Wow ! Then Mam- Maw and Granddaddy said ,"they wanted to show me something." They opened the front door and there were Santas foot prints in the snow on the steps and the porch. I was thrilled beyond words. I don't even remember what I got for Christmas that year ! But, that thrills me yet to think that Christmas.
Of course the footprints were my Granddaddy's And I still have the note !! Happy Hoildays..


Renie Burghardt said...

What a sweet Christmas memory, Leslie. Santa's footprints in the snow made a lasting impression. We may forget the gifts we received, but never those special moments. Those stay with us for always.

Our ice finally melted Thursday night, and I could get out Friday. Went to eat Chinese Buffet! Yum. And today was a big shopping day. Whew, I am beat.

I hope you had a great day, and have a wonderful Sunday.


Leslie said...

"Great minds think alike," so I have heard. My friend, Doris and I went to Berryville for Chinese food on Friday and did grocery shopping.. She drives 40 miles once a week to take me shopping and we go to our craft class.
I am up at 4:30 this morning and it is 11 degrees here. I wish I could go back to sleep. You have a great day, too. Hugs..

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

What a lovely touching story Leslie. Now that's what I call a true childhood Christmas. I just realised how many blogs I follow I counted 50!! That's amazing. I don't mind I've made some wonderful friends because of it including the lovely person I am saying Hi to right now.

Love and hugs

Leslie said...

Thanks, Liz, you are so sweet to say that to me. You know I was feeling kind'a low today and you just made my day. Big Hugs !!!

ken_andrea said...

Just want to wish you a Merry Christmas Leslie. Enjoy reading your blog. From one of your scrapbooking buddies Andrea.

Lyn said...

Hello, Leslie! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. You're my first commentor from the USA, so that's very special to me. Hope you enjoy all my summer garden pictures to come during your icy winter. And I'll enjoy your winter pictures and stories when it gets unbearably hot here!

Leslie said...

Thanks, for stopping by did you all have fun at the class last Tuesday ? Happy Holidays to you, too.

April Jarocka said...

Thanks for the post Leslie. It was really touching. Many small moments like the ones you wrote about are so often lost in time. Thanks for stopping by my blog btw.

Merry Christmas