When I was a child I thought December was the longest month of the year and that Christmas would never come. Now, wanting to savor each day, it seems to be the shortest month, I am wanting to put a stop on time, it seems to be flying by so fast!
Tuesday Mr P. and I decided to take a trip to see how my grandmother/great uncle's old homestead was doing, we were so pleased that the old home place is being so well taken care of! I love this place, it holds so many wonderful memories for me, both childhood memories and memories of bringing our children here for Sunday lunch, where the children played with the farm animals.
Christmas was so special here, my g-uncle would go out into the woods, cut a small pine tree, secure it with crisscross wood slats, Granny and I would cross our fingers as we plugged in those large, colorful lights, (if one would not burn then none would.)~smile~ she didn't have many decorations, but they were beautiful decorations,hand painted mercury bulbs, oh how I wish I had her decorations today, one thing that she placed on her tree that I still do, is the silver tinsel!
I don't usually share photos of myself, here is an exception, Susan and I take a Christmas selfie every season!