I was talking to someone on Twitter today about family Christmases, and realised how long it is since I've had one! When my parents were alive I used to love going to their house for the day, with my sister and brother (and whoever we were currently married to/living with). As Mum and Dad got older and moved to a smaller house, and my brother and I often had other commitments, they would just spend it with Julia, but for your entertainment I've dug out a few old photos from happy family Christmas Days of 25-30 years ago.
We always had a liking for playing silly games with fun photos - I remember that year we decided to do a photographic depiction of the seven deadly sins. This is Eddie (my brother) demonstrating 'wrath' on Julia...
...whereas Mum insisted that 'pride' could mean pride in one's country. I have no idea how she managed to randomly produce those flags!
1993 or 4
When you get a new cosy for the toaster, it's got to go on your head. Even better when you get two.
Continuing the things-on-head theme: while we were waiting for lunch to arrive, Eddie insisted that we make party hats, and the nearest paper available was the Sunday Telegraph.
I am sure you would agree that they're inspired! I particularly like the old style Spanish policeman and the French Foreign Legion (which I made, I am proud to say!). The man with the longish blonde hair is my then-boyfriend Marcus; next to him is Eddie's then-wife Debbie, and the little boy is their son Christopher, who is sadly no longer with us.
How lovely it would be to be able to have a family Christmas like this again ~ wherever you are, I hope you enjoy yours!
I love this, Terry, thank you so much xReplyDelete
Yes, I knew you would like it!!Delete
Some lovely memories for you all Terry. One of our family traditions is a family quiz after lunch. Each person (young or old) thinks up 10 quiz questions. It's a bit of fun and works well.ReplyDelete
Now THAT sounds fun! I love quizzes. :)Delete
Lovely memories, Terry. To be treasured, especially during these odd times.ReplyDelete
Been taking my photo albums apart and scanning - now I've got to put them all back!Delete
Love this post, Terry. Wonderful times to remember xReplyDelete
They were, thank you! xxDelete
How lovely, TT. Being with the family is what makes Christmas. Of course, we (I mean K and I) are the seniors now, but we always try to do something daft with our offspring. It is what makes that togetherness. xxReplyDelete
I don't think we ever tried... I think it just happened!!! But yes, it does and it did. Thanks for looking! xxDelete