Update about blog

Come on over to my other blog, Alchemy of Clay and Living in Black Mountain NC, where the scenery and my ceramic arts life are combined. I've moved some personal blog posts, (as well as those that are about my ancestors) back here.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas past

Fun times for children...that's what I think my family motto for Christmas must be.

Grownups are there to provide the kiddies with fun (who wrote that rule anyway?)...which these days means lots of presents.

Well kids, this Grandmama' is just baking up a storm, and sent "care packages" to you all.  If you live in Florida, you should receive them by Sat. 20th, and need to open and eat those muffins immediately!  Chocolate chip or banana flavored home-made from scratch muffins!

Mary overseeing Zach, and Lisa holding Tai, 1982 or3
The picture above shows my sister amusing her kids and my youngest with one of the old favorite playthings...which even cats and dogs enjoy as well.  Now that's an inter-species toy!

Though this isn't a VERY old photo, I'm sharing this with Sepia Saturday meme...come on over and scroll to the bottom of the page to click on names of others who have also posted on their blogs...some rare and enjoyable photos!  And leave comments too...we're a friendly bunch.


Barbara Fisher said...

Can I please put my name down for one of those “care packages” I love home-made muffins!
I Love the photo and you are right about cardboard boxes being inter-species treat.
Happy Christmas & best wishes for the New Year (the other) Barbara.

Wendy said...

Yes, and add my name too for the homemade goodies. I'm glad to see baking treats is still alive and well among Christmas traditions. Merry Christmas!

Alex Daw said...

Merry Christmas Barbara! Love the joy in this photo :)

The Silver Fox said...

Aw, that's a great shot!

Deb Gould said...

Cardboard boxes were GREAT sleds! And I love your red front door!

Little Nell said...

A welcoming post right from that bright red door and Christmas wreath and a joyful photo too. It’s true that children (and others) will play quite happily with the box their toys come packaged in. Happy Christmas to you and yours Barbara.

Lorraine Phelan said...

Cardboard boxes are great, full stop. Paint or draw on them, cut out window shapes, fold them - they can be anything you want.

Jo Featherston said...

An instant cubby house/hidey hole, and never mind what came in the box :-) Fun, fun!

La Nightingail said...

I love peanutbutter cookies. Do you make peanutbutter cookies? Or my grandmother's Sinsation cookies made with peanutbutter, rolled oats, and chocolate. Yum. Fresh baked cookies & muffins are always the best no matter what kind.

Mike Brubaker said...

Not two minutes ago I had a slice of Xmas pound cake fresh from grandma's (my mom) oven! We talked about how many her mom (my grandma) made over the years, wrapped in foil, and stored in nice round tins. Best tradition ever.
My best wishes for lots of holiday cheer.

Tattered and Lost said...

A cardboard fort! Doesn't get any better than that. Sometimes the box really is the best gift of all.

Have a wonderful holiday!


Ah, those cardboard boxes!!
The field of dreams for many!!
Happy new year!!