Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas

We, along with grandchildren, had hoped for white Christmas--but not 12" of "white"! Anyway, it is beautiful and it is IOWA.

Being snowbound for day or so has afforded time to reflect on past Christmas's with children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents. While reminiscing I recalled a letter from my mother to Santa written 92 Christmas's ago. I found the letter and wanted to share with you.
 
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Virginia Lee

 
Our 6 grandchildren decorating Christmas cookies at our house- a tradition of fun!
 All Hearts go home for Christmas
God Bless you and your families 
xoxox,
Carolyn
 


33 comments:

  1. That is the dearest letter to Santa; especially love the paper that she used.

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  2. What a wonderful letter to Santa and the pictures are just adorable. I love old pictures. I'm glad we are going to have a white Christmas - we only had about 4" of snow, just enough to be pretty!

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  3. This post made me smile! What a treasure you have in your Mother's letter. Love the photos, antique and new!

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  4. I love the old pictures! Merry Christmas Carolyn! :0)

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  5. Carolyn, I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! And all the good things for 2013!!
    What a lovely letter to Santa and you have so much snow ??
    Hugs, Hennie

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  6. What a treasure you have there, Carolyn!

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  7. How lucky are you to have a letter your mother wrote to Santa! It's amazing to read how children back then asked for the simplest of things... and I love how she wrote at the bottom, "go to," and then her address! A keepsake forever! Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season Carolyn!

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  8. I love your photos Carolyn - how precious to have the letter your mother wrote to Santa! Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. That sounds like a lot of snow!!

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  9. A sweet post, Carolyn, and good looking grandchildren!! Have a lovely Christmas with your family. That is what it is all about. Hugs, Carol

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  10. Lovely post Carolyn. Brought a smile to my face. :) Hugs,

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  11. What a letter to treasure the innocence of it.
    Happy Christmas to you and your family Carolyn .

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  12. Such wonderful memories for you! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  13. That letter is an absolute treasure! What sweetness and echoes from a much simpler and less complicated time.

    Wishing you a beautiful Christmas and a lovely, creative New Year.

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  14. Gosh, that is so neat having that letter in your possession! I just love things like this.

    What a sweet photo of your grandkids and the Christmas cookies!

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  15. What a charming post -- the letter from your mom to Santa is a true treasure! I loved her 'ps'! Sweet pictures of your grands, too! I love this time of year and the reflections and memories that come with it! Hugs and may your Christmas and New Year be filled with the Season's warmest and brightest! Hugs! :)

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  16. What wonderful keepsakes to have! Enjoy the snow and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  17. That letter is such a treasure! I am always amazed to see keepsakes that old. I have a few myself because my mother never threw things like that away - lucky for me - and lucky for you!

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  18. Have a wonderful Christmas - enjoy that snow!

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  19. Oh, to be in Iowa at Christmas! Isn't a White Christmas wonderful? Dick & I wish you and Gene a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year! (I'm just recovering from knee replacement. Not for sissies.) See you in 2013, God willing.

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  20. Dearest Carolyn,
    Such cherished memories...those from days past, as well as precious moments yet-to-be. Thank you most kindly for sharing...each visit with you has been a delight!
    Wishing you and your loved ones a splendid holiday season filled with special blessings.
    Fondly,
    Judy x

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  21. Oh what a treasure! The letter and also all that sweet memories. It's clear you love your family and still love your dear mother! You are a blesses woman, mother and grandmother. God bless you too!! Love from me.

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  22. Thank you for sharing the letter - so fun ;-)
    Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful week - hope you start 2013 in a special way!!

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  23. What a cute note! You mom was darling! How nice that you can build this wonderful diary for your kids and grand kids to know all about your life. (Your blog). Have a blessed Christmas!

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  24. Hi Carolyn, thank you for showing the lovely letter and photo's. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  25. Oh Carolyn....how wonderful. I love the letter....I mean I really LOVE the letter and the pics too of your mom are wonderful! I had hoped to write to you before now, but have been sick here with some crud and barely got our family christmas put together yesterday....now I am recovering from that! Merry Christmas to you!!!!

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  26. tanti auguri anche a te, cara.
    BUON NATALE
    Love Susy x

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  27. Hi there Carolyn,
    Thanks for stopping by dear.
    I enjoyed seeing the pics of your grandchildren. May angels watch over them as they continue to grow.

    Funny…I was thinking of days of pen pals and your mother's letter to Santa Claus reminded me of that time (era may date me).

    Have a blessed Christmas,
    Hugs,
    Jackie

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  28. Merry christmas from the Netherlands. No snow here. We have lots of rain...
    Marian

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  29. Merry Christmas!
    How I have enjoyed your post. Your Momma's letter to Santa is darling. I loved her p.s. on the side.
    What fun having your grandbabies all around you filling the house with laughter and energy.
    Treasure these precious times, my friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xxx

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  30. Dear Carolyn, too late to wish you Merry Christmas but from your blog I learned you had lovely days with your family. Love and hugs from THE Netherlands

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  31. Hi Carolyn, wish you a prosperous 2013 for you and your family, with lots of creative projects!
    Love and blessings Tilly

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  32. Dear Carolyn
    How delightful your blog is. Thank you for posting these wonderful images of your dear Mother and her Santa letter, they are real treasures. I particularly enjoyed reading the letter - how times have changed! While you awoke to snow we here had a heatwave! Not so on Christmas Day, thankfully it cooled down enough to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner. Your table of Grandchildren looks a happy one and reminds me of childhood days helping my Mother stir the pudding, cut out shortbreads etc...
    Warm Regards Robbie
    PS Thank you for your visit to my blog!

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  33. Thank you for a delightful post! The Christmas letter to Santa is priceless...thank you for sharing!

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