December 2010

Through Grandma's Eyes: Helmets


“Life’s tough.  Get a helmet !” -Steve Young – San Francisco 49ers- journal entry: Our children didn’t have helmets when they were young.  It really wasn’t something people did . . . yet.  Just like our children didn’t sit in car seats.  But our grandchildren.  Now, that is a different story.  As a grandmother I […]

Afton's Christmas Dollhouse

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“Grandchildren are the dots which connect us from generation to generation.” -Lois Wyse- journal entry: Grandpa built a dollhouse for Afton.  It was a Christmas present.  She was looking out of the window when we brought it to her.  She ran out the front door with her mommy close behind.  She immediately knew it was […]

My Daughter's Christmas Table

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“At a round table, every seat is the head place.” -German Proverb- journal entry: Melissa loves to cook.  And she is a good and fancy cook.   She loves salad.  Salad with little tomatoes and balls of cheese. And fruit and warm, homemade rolls.  Cheese.  She loves cheese.  Tonight she invited the family over for […]

Oh, My Christmas Tree !

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“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Everywhere you go.” -Familiar Christmas Carol- journal entry: I can honestly say that there isn’t an ornament on our Christmas tree that wasn’t on sale somewhere.  I have found that unlike many years ago, Christmas decorations go on sale well before the day after Christmas.  Each ornament […]

Mary the Muslin Doll


“Mary had a little lamb, it’s fleece was white as snow; and everywhere that Mary went, her lamb was sure to go.” -Nursery Rhyme- journal entry: The world is full of wonderful dolls.  In fact some are so real that they ought to be able to cry. My Tiny Tears doll cried real tears. With […]

Napkins Good Enough to Eat


“My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hit on the head on the top bunk bed until I faint.” -Erma Bombeck- journal entry: Melissa has new dishes.  I haven’t seen them yet but she has told me about them. She is planning a Christmas dinner.  She wondered if I would make something […]

Say Cheese! Family Group Photographs


“Best wide-angle lens?  Two steps backwards and then wait for the ahhh-hahh!” -Author Unknown- journal entry: It always tickles me when my children ask me to take their pictures.  I take that to mean that I must be making progress.  In a world where many people can have nice cameras and take perfect pictures,  I […]

Chocolate Pretzels for the Neighbors


“You better watch out . . . !” journal entry: Thought that I would give the chocolate-covered pretzels a try.  I know.  Everyone makes them.  But I haven’t.  There are many kinds of chocolate.  I bought the little wafers in white, chocolate and candy cane.  They were so simple in the microwave.  Then I sprinkled […]

Two More Christmas Treasures

“Oh . . . for the good-old-days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: These are two old Christmas friends.  They sit under the Christmas Tree.  Above is a sweet and very detailed gnome made by Nettie.  I bought her at a boutique over twenty years […]

Easy Square Christmas Tree Skirt


“There has been only one Christmas . . . the rest are anniversaries.” W. C. Cameron journal entry: Just a quick thought about Christmas Tree Skirts.  When I am shopping, I always look at them.  Some I like and some I don’t.  I was tired of the skirt I had been using for some time […]