want you, in poetry or prose, to tuck a tale of two or more holidays into a single post.
guess an anniversary or birthday is...OK. My Birthday is on Christmas, boo hoo, I got burned on the giftgiving...I want you to know right now I think you're better than that. Someone who gets married on Valentines Day, so they don't ever forget an anniversary and manage to save a mint on the chocolate/flower extortion scheme...that would be acceptable. And shame on you. Actually, I just threw that out there for the ladies, you're totally brilliant.Slept in and showed up in your Halloween costume at an All Saints Day processional?
Never could get Mother and Fathers' day straight, you unfortunate transgender?
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The holidays at our house started with Thanksgiving where
every one was invited from around the state (and some
from out of state) to join in a meal that started at 11 am
and lasted through the 5 o clock news.
All the children sat in the kitchen as there was never room
at the dining room table even when we put both leafs in the table!
We all gathered about the big table and each told of our
blessings for the year before my Mother did her annual
spilling of the gravy.
On to the pristine table cloth she would pour some.and
stated "Now every one don't worry if you spill as I have
Next came the annual getting out clothes that didn't fit and
toys we hadn't played with to roughly so they could be
packed off to family that needed them up north. After all we
had to make room for what Santa would bring.
Then my favorite day,shopping! We each got fifty dollars
(back in the late fifties and early sixties that was a LOT of
money) to buy friends and family Christmas presents and
cards. It took Susie and I an entire day and part of a second
to find the perfect gifts.
Mom always made a big night of wrapping them all and we
had popcorn birch beer and usually Dad made home made
Ice cream. No pre made bows fancy ones that took Mom it
seemed like forever to make.
Christmas eve we both got new nightgowns and slippers,and had to
be camera ready for all the Christmas photos they would take.
Wow Christmas day had finally come and hand made beautiful
stockings appeared on out bed posts to be able to have some
presents before we were called into breakfast. We had a long wait
through a hurried up thirty minute meal before we could open the
mound of presents under the tree!
Then everyone who had been there for Thanksgiving showed up for
a huge Ham Diner and present exchange.
For this Susie and I had scrubbed out the stains from Thanks giving
and ironed and pressed the napkins and linen table clothe so Mom
could once more spill the gravy!