Advent Calendar 2011 – Christmas Shopping

Since I already talked about Christmas shopping for the “gifts” prompt, I think I’ll take this opportunity for something a little bit different.  I want to say what a great husband I have.  Not only is he a great bargain shopper, but he loves to try...

Advent Calendar 2011 – Christmas Stockings

Filled with excitement, we ran to the living room.  “Santa came!  Santa came!” we shouted. Grandma stepped in from her post in the kitchen.  “You can open your stockings until everyone else gets up,” she told my sister and I, as she did every...

Advent Calendar 2011 – Grab Bag: Cousins at Christmas

Today, like every Christmas that I can remember, I had dinner with my cousins.  Last year we decided that we would get together the Saturday before Christmas since I live farther away now.  I have three cousins on my maternal side and two of them have two children, a...

Advent Calendar 2011 – Christmas at School

When I was little the party at school was much like what my children experience today, with a few exceptions.  None of my children has ever participated in a grab bag at school, which I think is a bit unfortunate.  (My boys have, however, gotten to do them at Cub...

Advent Calendar 2011 – The Holiday Happenings

Happy Anniversary to Addie May Collier and Joseph Brophy! Addie and Joe were married on December 14, 1916 in West Haven, Connecticut.  What a guy Joe must have been to marry a woman who had four living minor children and an ex-husband!  My grandmother often talked...

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