Friday, December 30, 2011

Old Fashioned Christmas

This year at Christmas I wanted
to make some special memories
with family celebrating with
old fashioned traditions
My parents simple Christmas tree
is adorned with vintage ornaments
and some are from their childhood.
I can remember making popcorn balls
as a kid and also stringing popcorn with a needle
and thread to make garland for our tree!

Making popcorn balls was top on my list
for our old fashioned Christmas this year!

Fox & Geese Board

As children, my parents played a
game called Fox & Geese where
the geese (small buttons) tried
to hem in the Fox (large buttons)
and keep them from having a move
(like check-mate in chess).

There are many different variations
of this game.  I can remember playing
this when I was young also.  It never
occurred to me that it was only 
cardboard and buttons.

The more fast paced life becomes and the
more tangible possessions people have, the 
more they seem to long for simpler times.

God, Family/Friends & Country--
Is there anything more important?

Wishing you the peace of simpler times
and precious memories with those you love!

Slow down and enjoy life!


  1. I've never heard of the game or made popcorn bales...but time like that with loved ones is priceless.

  2. Wishing you a Happy New Year, Selina!--Pat N.

  3. A Blessed time together. Love and Prayers.