Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836
It is hard to believe it is already Christmas Eve! I was thinking back to being a kid today and thought I would share a few pictures.
I went to a Catholic School and the school principal was a very talented artist. Sister Rose Ellen made the Christmas decorations for the church. (The Chuch of the Holy Innocents in Roseville MI) I remember the year she did it, all the figures in the nativity cut form various fabrics and attached to the wall.
Sister Rose Ellen would have been a great quilter!
I admired this so much that I went to LeeWards and bought a Bucilla Tree skirt kit and made this (in 1979 or so)
I like the one in church better. It has been years since I have been in Roseville….I wonder if they are still using it?
My Mom and Dad were in the Choir…and I love Choir music, here is a Christmas Eve favorite…I couldn’t find one with Mom and Dad so it is Kings College
Of course the other excitement as a kid was the next day!
When I was in Highschool and College I worked at a Greenhouse. I grew a poinsettia tree that lived in the Greenhouse until Christmas and then on the front stairs for a few weeks in December before going back to the greenhouse
Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.”
~ Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), American president. Presidential message (December 25, 1927).