I bring to you week one of my ‘Fro Christmas
spectacle Spectacular of 2008.
Over the next few weeks, I will share with you some photos of Christmas past that have NEVER graced the insides of any scrapbook.
Like many others, Christmas is probably my favorite holiday. I have so many GREAT memories from the Christmases of my childhood.
Each year, my mother would put up the Christmas tree while playing a stack of classic Christmas albums. And every now and again, she would open up the console and rearrange the albums for a bit of variety. She certainly was WAY ahead of the iPod shuffle button.
And by just looking at photos bring back so many specific memories of days gone by.
Take, for example, this little gem:
You may look at this photo and think, “poor little girl with the bad hairstyle and ratty clothes and *gasp* corrective shoes?!”
But, I see LOTS of good things:
I remember this being a favorite toy, and each doll had Velcro hands so they could stick together, as you see I had arranged in the photo.
That particular Mickey Mouse “walked” when you squeezed his hands, which, I’m sure, was technologically advanced for the 70’s. Who else LOVED the Happy Days game??
I shutter to think that I actually requested a suitcase decorated in a brown/yellow/orange floral pattern. If that doesn’t represent life in the 70’s then I don’t know what does!
I do still have one “beef” with my mother over a gift I received this particular year…which was about 1977. My Yaya gave me a Rock Tumbler, which turned ordinary rocks into extraordinary “gems” by being tumbled in this machine.
Well, in order to accomplish this magical feat, the rocks had to tumble for over 24 hours. So what’s the big deal you may ask???? I dunno, but my Mom never let me use this…perhaps she thought it would burn the house down. *shrug*
I can’t talk about it anymore…..*sniff*
For more ‘Fro Me to You
spectacles spectacular photos, head on over to Kristen’s place HERE and enjoy the best day in blogland!
Why not live a little…..bust out YOUR ‘Fro pictures and join in the fun. You and I both know you have some you can share!