Monday, December 10, 2007

Win a Portrait - Sure I'll try

Kim over at Laketrees has posted a challenge for a free portrait. Have you seen her work - it's amazing. So I think I submitted this picture, but being somewhat challenged in where and what to link I may not have actually entered but what the heck! I posted this picture of me and mom taken a few years ago - as I can't imagine holidays without my family. I also told about the one time that we celebrated Christmas in our house. I was about 6 and I don't know what made my parents decide to give us this treat. Dad's family is Catholic so perhaps it was being exposed to all their Christmas celebrations that gave them the idea. Perhaps it was us kids begging - I just don't know. But we got a tiny Ceramic tree that plugged in and had tiny little colored lights, and the next morning there were presents on the living room chair. My brother was too young to know what was going on , but I was overjoyed with my Patty Play Pal and recorder and totally overwhelmed that Santa had visited us. I'll never forget that moment of pure surprise and joy. Kids who have christmas all the time may lose that feeling, but I still remember the thrill.
We never celebrated Christmas again in our house and I don't think that I expected to. Once was enought and was totally magical.

7 comments:

pomegrantesandpaper said...

Patty Play Pal. I'll never forget mine! She wasn't quite the same after I cut her hair. For years, she lived in the basement after I'd outgrown dolls and she never failed to scare anyone who went down the basement steps. I wonder what happened to her??

Loretta

Mim said...

Patty Play Pal is going to bring back memories to alot of people of my age group. I just loved mine - but she was kinda scary!

Forever Young said...

what a cherished memory...never seen a patty play pal...is she like a barbie?
you and your ma look so young. how long ago was this taken?

Switchsky said...

Love this story...Santa visited my house just once when I was five and put a beautiful white silk bow on the dolly I had just gotten for Hannukah. Magic.

Beautiful pic of you and your mother. Can't fake a happy smiles like those.

Mim said...

those of us who only celebrated a few christmas' will always remember that special feeling. Mom and I were having a good time, on Martha's vineyard about 10 years ago (I certainly was thinner!) and yes, we were both enjoying ourselves. It is one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.

Kim said...

hi Mim
Santa has been having problems loading photos...so I have posted the last 2 entries (including yours) on my blog.....
don't forget to get your friends to comment as well as the more comments the better chance you have of winning....
your photo is here
http://laketrees.blogspot.com/2007/12/14-days-to-win-free-portrait-for.html

Kim said...

direct link here