Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, November 10, 2014

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

Question Of The Week  11-10-14

WHAT DO YOU 
MISS THE MOST 
FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD HOLIDAYS?


39 comments:

  1. My parents and grandparents and my older brother.

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  2. LISA, going to my paternal grandparent's house over any holiday was always the best treat for me. I have lost parents and grandparents but have my siblings and thank God every day for them.

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  3. tromping around in the woods, discovering "things" is my first thought...I did a lot of it

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  4. Lots of food and all of us being together for the holiday. We mostly had only immediate family and sometimes a friend, but it was nice having the house filled.

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  5. Big family gatherings with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins, but I am grateful to still have those kinds of gatherings with my own kids and grandkids.

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  6. The thing I miss the most is that feeling that one day was not 24 hours, but contained at least 50! :)

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  7. Just being with huge extended family. It's tapered and now just my immediate family gets together for holidays. I'm thankful to be included in my younger sister's holiday gatherings.

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  8. My mother's cooking - which was sublime.
    I try and make some of her recipes, but don't have her magic touch.

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  9. The security I thought I had.

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  10. My childhood...

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  11. My parents but also the rest of the family. Those of us that are left are pretty spread out now days.

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  12. The innocence and wonder.

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  13. The parties my parents threw in our basement...Halloween, Christmas, New Years. I loved the Spanish music, the jokes, the food and drinks...

    My parents were a lot of fun in their day. Hell, they're still fun and it's still their day. :)

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  14. No responsibilities and the freedom to goof off. :D

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  15. BRITE MIST, I forgot all about what fun that was. We did it too and were able to bring back all sorts of treasure.

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  16. TABOR, All of our childhood holidays started out with just family then as we got older we would bring friends to share our good times.

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  17. JEANIE, We are looking forward to a big family gathering this Thanksgiving. All the kids including my god daughter from LA and grandkids. Still miss the gatherings around Mom and Dads that included my siblings and their families.

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  18. TALON, now each day is about three hours!!

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  19. LYNN, I am willing to guess you aren't "included" as much as "demanded" as an intricate part of your sister's gathering.

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  20. ELEPHANT'S CHILD, Oh for my mother's cream cheese cranberry and nut frozen salad again!!!

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  21. CHATTY CRONE, We all must miss those wonderful, warm protective arms of family.

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  22. ARKANSAS PATTI, and our families can really spread out these times. Coast to coast when it used to be only a few towns over.

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  23. BARB, oh yes the innocence. Hard to believe we ever were. I still hold onto the "wonder".

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  24. ILEANA, there are no surprises in your answer. You are such a celebration girl who comes from a long line of celebrants. Ain't life grand?!!

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  25. G.B.MILLER, so obvious you still crave just that!

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  26. Absolutely nothing. Holidays in my family were terrible, they always involved booze and ended up in a shambles. Thankfully, I got away from all that and holidays were made to be fun and family oriented, until my stupid son in law became involved.

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    1. HEARTINHAND, you have been royally cheated by not having childhood holiday memories that are good ones. Thankfully you made things better for your family so don't let anyone ruin that for you!

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  27. I miss not not being under pressure to do anything. I used to sleep late, loaf around, spying n helping as my Mother planned a yummy meal, watching tv with my dad in the recliner. Going to parades.

    Now I get none of that- I seem to just get stressed more if I can't get things done.

    Happy Veteran's Day!
    Hope your internet has been better-
    Mine is slow n tough too.

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    1. SNAGGLE TOOTH now you know how your mom felt when you were loafing. LOL! As far as Internet goes, mine is shot. They are coming today to put in new equipment. Thankful for my smart phone to keep up a bit.

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  28. Pie! I can't eat it anymore.

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    1. RIOT KITTY, if you could eat pie then I would bake you one:)

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    1. ASHOK, that is what our Independence Day celebrations are full of. It was great fun.

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  30. Nothing. Not one good memory. My sister and I sometimes talk about that. We came from a weird, dysfunctional family but at least we broke the cycle with our own children.

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    1. AUNT BETSY, thst breaks my heart but so happy that you have broken the cycle for your family.

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  31. The carefree days of my youth.

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    1. CUBE. you get a little of that back at retirement. LOL

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    2. CUBE. you get a little of that back at retirement. LOL

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