Advent Calendar for 2011-- Christmas Shopping
Christmas shopping was an adventure of it's own. Dad always waited until Christmas Eve to go to town and get what the bargains may be. We never spent much for Christmas but we shared friendship with our family near and far.
Mom made some gifts and we gave canned fruit or pies for gifts.
As stated in the previous chats, we shared with family and friends we did a lot of baking and cooking and
I am sure if there was a special item gotten it was done ahead of time. I know in our home as a married
family we seldom did large items at Christmas there were gotten on Birthdays. That are spread out during
the year so funds were more available.
Surely the family remembers the year Dad was overseas and the older boys were in Jr. High and needed
not just shoes for school but Gym shoes. It was an ironic situation because I ended up buying 7 pairs of
shoes and the store sold me bedroom slippers at a massive discount. So that Christmas was shoes and slippers. We had dry feet and warm feet at night. Being teenagers their feet seemed to grow over night
It is hoped that the gifts gotten were enjoyed and appreciated and used for a long period of time. One year
Santa brought us a 19" black and white tv. The old one had died.
Suspecting children of today have no idea what a Christmas with out ten toys under the tree was like or meant. Surely our children learned the real meaning of Christmas with the giving and sharing and attending Church.