Sunday, December 15, 2019
A SPECIAL Car:
Up to ten years of age, it was a magical time as I remember it. The family life I remember was surrounded by church of course, with a daddy who was a pastor. Looking back in our fundamental church history ‘some’ folk frowned on decorated trees as mystic (especially in a church) and Santa Claus as a lie you shouldn’t tell children. Somehow, as daddy could, he brought people together. I remember hearing him say, “You can’t tell me there is no ‘Santy’ (In his Georgia brogue). Hey, I see him on every corner and in even in Sears and Roebuck!”
His churches always had a real Christmas Play and it featured the Birth of Jesus. AND for years we went to the woods and cut a tree (with permission) that would reach the ceiling. And it was decorated. The SS classes all drew names and put presents under the tree. No one left the church without a present. There were always many extra presents for ‘boy’, ‘girl’, ‘man’ and ‘woman.’ When possible a name was hurriedly written on the tag by helpers who knew who had been missed. Somehow he and the helpers did not allow these to be last. Saving some of the known folk until last as not to be apparent.
It was a magical time............, yes it IS!
I am not sure if I ever ‘believed in Santa’, but ALL of Christmas was so much fun. Looking back I can never remember being disappointed in my present. We always got ONE TOY and maybe boots or gloves. Christmas day was so much fun to go out to play and see what everyone else had received. I was surprised one Christmas in the 5th grade with a BRAND NEW J.C. Higgins Bike from Sears and Roebuck. It had a horn and a light. WOW! My first Christmas bike was a used one and I was in the first grade I was tickled with it too.
I hope your Christmas season is Magic, Joyful and full of LOVE! I also hope ‘Santy’ is good to you.Nite Shipslog