Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Morning Circa 1955


Christmas Morning Circa 1955, originally uploaded by confections.

My two older brothers and I on Christmas morning circa 1955.... I'm holding my new Ginny bride doll. That same year, I believe, my brother on the left got a great Lionel train set, and my brother on the right got a Howdy-Doody marionette.

Following a German tradition from my Dad's family, we would put our shoes out on Saint Nicholas Eve (December 5th), and receive treats of chocolate and little trinkets. As we grew older, this tradition faded, but I remember that it was magical in my early childhood.

Happy Saint Nicholas Day!

12 comments:

  1. I love all those wonderful memories from childhood. I seem to also be reflecting a lot lately.
    Adorable photo!

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  2. Sounds like a fun tradition...and I bet you enjoyed getting an early start on the holiday!

    Love the photo!

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  3. Well, I learned something new... I had never heard of St. Nicholas Day. That sounds like a wonderful traditions!

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  4. This is completely fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What a great photo, and a fun tradition!

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  6. that sounds like fun! have a happy holiday :-)

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  7. What awesome memories! I would be thrilled if I got a lionell train set this year!

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  8. Oh that is such a great photo and memory. Thank you for sharing the tradition, too.

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  9. What beautiful memories..You know what was funny..we always had a brown bag of candy and one with nuts..Mom was Polish and that was the way it was in her home..She always made it special for us..but the brown bags were always there..and we loved it.

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  10. How interesting! Such wonderful memories.

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