Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another first and another cry

That is my sister Helen and I making our version of a snow house. I would guess it was taken about 1955 or 1956.
It surely is winter outside. Many cars stuck, much snow piled up etc. When I returned home from doing some errands Gail was supposed to be at the door. If she would have been there she would have said she was worried about me getting in an accident, she would have had an apron on because there would have been a snack waiting and I would have handed to her the things which I had gotten. Instead when I opened the door everything was the same as when I had left. Many dirty dishes, the tree was still bare and there was no snack waiting for me. Such is LAG.
I have decided to do something different with the tree this year. I think I will not put lights on it. Instead I am going to put the nativity scene near the tree and put two small flood lights on the tree and nativity scene. I will put ornaments on the tree. There will be many memories when I put those up this afternoon. I will see but for some reason I just need to do something a bit different this year.
I think there are prayers for my back as I was able to shovel the snow without too much pain. It does seem to be a bit better now.
No, I really need to get something done around here as at the moment it looks like the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And the word is there will be no government aid coming so I best do my thing!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize we were so creative at our young age!! Looks pretty cold, must have been why I decided to move to warmer climates!
You could start a new tradition with your tree. String the lights, put the nativity scene up and have your open house guests contribute to the tree decorating. Then it would be a neighborhood tree as well as the family history. A friend of mine started that tradition of a tree decorating party each year and I was fortunate to be part of it for many years. It always created wonderful memories and stories for years to come. I hate missing them now that I'm not close to SC. Just a thought. No snow here, but flurries today and in the 20's. Still not the snow shoveling chores you have. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. I'll be thinking of you.

Love, Helen