We don’t have a lot of pictures of me from growing up. I know many have fewer pictures than I do so I should be content with the dozen or so pictures I do have.
I’m old enough that many of my pictures were still black and white.
This one was taken at Christmas time. It must have been developed in February of ’68. Assuming it was from the Christmas of ’67, that means I was two years old. That’s the same age as our grandson Carver is.
The picture shows the contents of my Christmas stocking. I’m guessing there’s an orange, apple, banana, nuts a few pieces of candy and in the tin foil I am positive is a popcorn ball. That was it.
My, times have changed. Now days stockings are filled to the brim. Most often things that are stocking sized….gift cards, chap stick…all things that cost much more money than the contents of my stocking.
To this day…the things that were in my stocking are the things that mean Christmas to me.
I ALWAYS buy the fruit from the fundraisers in our area. Getting ours delivered is what prompted this blog post…oh I love the nice Christmas time fruit. Grapefruits are my favorite.
I ALWAYS have out nuts and a nutcracker. I always make popcorn balls.
When I was this age, we still had Christmas at our house…I still remember it through my child eyes. Mom and Dad got the old fashion candy from the grocery store that I so wish I could find today. Ribbon candy….and the like…
My favorite was the candy with the cherries shown above.
I also loved Sponge Candy.
…and of course peanuts and nuts….LOTS of peanuts and nuts.
Funny thing is…I don’t really remember the presents. I don’t remember the tree. I don’t remember lights or decorations. It was more of festive feeling that I’ve always wished I could replicate…but sadly never have. I’ve looked and the candy is hard to find..and honestly, I shouldn’t have it for me to eat.
What is your memory of Christmas?? Is there anything that you still do that makes Christmas come alive for you?