In response to Carl’s 2006 G.I.F.T. challenge, I watched the movie A Christmas Story for the first time. It was so cute and funny. I don’t have to tell you why I liked it as I’m sure nearly everyone out there has seen this Christmas favorite. One of the best things about the movie is the kitchen. I love the appliances and dishes!
I remember getting my mouth washed out with soap once. My sister and I had bickered all day and my poor mother had finally had enough. I totally understand now, Mom! I could relate to the snow suit, too. I remember having to wear one of those to school whether I liked it or not.
I purchased a Christmas memory today as a Christmas present to myself. My mom has a 1977 copy of a Norman Rockwell Christmas Book full of pictures, poems, recipes, stories and songs. I loved looking at the pictures and reading the poems when I was a child. I’d take the book behind the wood stove and study the pictures. Each of Rockwell’s beloved Christmas paintings fascinated me. I hope to receive my own vintage copy by mail, quickly!