Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas childhood

Merry Christmas .. This video is about my childhood memories about Christmas .. circa (1940-60)

These were some of my fondest memories about Jesus's birth.

No mention of Santa either .. Santa who?


  1. Good Day Myron and Sally (and Merry Christmas)!

    I always enjoy your weakly / weekly musings!

    One of our family traditions was receiving a homemade fruitcake from Mom. And, when she "crossed over," my youngest brother gave me a copy of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" which tells the story of Truman and his best friend while growing up and has the famous (to us) line "It's fruitcake weather . . . ."

    This year it was I and my youngest brother's time to make a batch of fruitcakes and we recently completed mailing them to family and friends across the country.

    So, now the tradition is fruitcake and a reading of "A Christmas Memory" (either on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day).

    Of course, other meal time traditions worked their way into the celebration of Christmas also - like french fried shrimp, scallops, and homemade Italian spaghetti . . . .

    So, today (Christmas Eve Day) my youngest brother is treating me to a early seafood dinner at Red Sails Inn on Shelter Island in San Diego, before the Chanticleer concert on the local PBS radio station, and then the Christmas Eve service at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral.

    And, tomorrow (Christmas Day) we are going to a couple's home (one of whom is Mexican) for tamales . . . where I hope to get the reading of "A Christmas Memory" completed.

    With the weather being 70 degrees and clear here in San Diego, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas . . . .

    Over and out for now . . .

  2. WOW .... going over old videos from my blogs