Posted: 12/12/2014 at 17:37
When I was a little girl dad would get a very tall tree, they were the cheapest then, and he would have to cut a foot or so off the top.
There weren't any electric lights to go on it, we had little clip on holders and real candles that only got lit just before I went to bed.
I always had a new doll and found out now that mum would pay into a toy shop a shilling or so a week to pay for it. Dad always made me something, one year he made a lovely dolls cot with bars. Another time he made a high chair, all carved on the legs and done only with a penknife and smoo
thed with sand paper.He made my cousin a pencil box with a swivel lid and 3 tiers of compartments.Being an only child, I had lots of books and board games and dad would play them with me.
I dont panic now about Christmas, my daughter hubby and 2 boys come and stay for as long as they like and they all muck in.
We used to go to midnight mass but havent been for about 3 years, same with morning service, since we moved here its too far to go.
Well thats my Christmas, past and present, I may tell you about my mums later.