Signs of the Old Santa
Inside my stocking there were signs of the old Santa, who filled stocking in the 1950's and before. I don't remember the last time I actually had nuts and fruit in my stocking. Okay, I will admit, this is not all that was found in the family stockings at our house this year. My kids may be grown, but there would have been a lot of eye rolling if this was all they'd found.
For me the best part of my Christmas stocking was just picturing my mom knitting it 57 years ago, when I was a baby!
Deck Them Halls!
Nothing like a little tinsel on the tree! I don't think I've done this since I was a kid. The 4 kids in my house growing up, were always too impatient to drape the strands gracefully. Poor Mom had to follow us to repair our sloppy job! Two nights before this Christmas my kids showed only a slight bit more patience, when they gave the retro tradition a try. We also added a little string of popcorn and cranberries... another tradition that also seems to have gotten lost in hurried Christmas celebrations since the fifties!
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014...My BYB!
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!