Sunday, December 20, 2009
Precious Time with Family Members
After a little coffee break, we moved to the living room to decorate Aunt Liz's tree. Traditionally, the first item on her memory Christmas tree is a pair of booties that Wayne, her first-born, now deceased, wore. Following that are Pat's baby mittens. There were ornaments from Aunt Ginny, Tiny, Gemma, a pipe that had belonged to Uncle Vic, pictures of some of the grandkids and great grandkids, and many more. There must have been 50 or more ornaments - each bringing back pleasant times.
Lunch time came next. Each of us brought part of the meal, and it was delicious - including a plum pudding for dessert. Yum!
After cleaning everything up from lunch, we set up the dining room table to make our craft - a snowman for each of us. It was fun to see how each snowman took on a personality.
Finally, we had our cookie exchange: each person brought a dozen cookies for everyone. These cookie packages covered the entire dining room table.
We all agree that this was a very fun event and possibly the start of a new tradition!
While driving home, Nancy and I were hungry for something "solid," so we stopped in at Convention Grill in Edina for burgers and fries. Delicious!