There's no place like home........  

angelofmercy5 59F
12148 posts
12/16/2005 5:29 am

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There's no place like home........

What is your favorite memory of your childhood Christmas'?

I think mine is going with my Dad to find that perfect Christmas tree. Sometimes we'd buy a live one and plant it after Christmas. But always, it had to be just perfect. I remember the smells of the trees on the lots, and the hot chocolate that my mom would make when we finally came home with that tree.

I also remember going ice skating with my Dad. He taught me to skate almost as soon as I learned to walk. He'd take my hand and we would go so fast that it felt like we were flying. I miss that flying feeling...........living now in warmer climates, I haven't skated for years.

I remember all these things as my Dad, who has always been my hero and my champion, is ailing this year. He lost a kidney to cancer a few months ago, and feels frail and useless. Suffering from depression about growing older and frail. Their tree this year is a small artificial one.....and yet....I'm longing to go home for Christmas.


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
12/16/2005 6:57 am

Hey Fly! I'm going to try to go in January! That way, I get to celebrate my birthday there, and feel pampered and loved. It's hard to go so far at Christmas, when my children and grandchildren are here. And our own traditions here are very important too. Lova ya Fly!


oldman1776 78M
3164 posts
12/16/2005 8:01 am

Thanks I love to read about happy childhoods.


rm_SunnyD54 60F
94 posts
12/16/2005 8:12 am

My favorite Christmas memory was actually last year when I had my first meet with a friend with benefits. I finally knew that I could have wild, uninhibited sex, and still go home to the husband that I love. It made our marriage stronger and more exciting, and that was a great Christmas gift.


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
12/16/2005 8:41 am

Thanks Oldman1776...I hope you have some happy memories also. And Merry Christmas.

Sunny...how sad that your favorite memory just has to do with sex...although I guess there are some that would think that was just great. I DO hope you have some family memories also.


tmdt4u 61M

12/17/2005 7:24 am

ANGEL MY FATHER PAST THIS LAST FALLREMEMBER SOMTHIN MY DAD USE TO SAY BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE DON'T AMOUNT TO MUCH ,BUT HOW YOU LIVE YOUR DASH THAT LIES BETWEEN THOSE TWO DATE

i CHALLENGE YOU TO TAKE ALL THE GOOD TIME YOU REMEMBER AND WRITE THEM ON A LIST AND GIVE YOUR HERO THAT MUCH ATTENTION WHEN YOUR HOME AND YOU'LL BOTH HAVE ANOTHER THING FOR THE DASH


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
12/19/2005 6:46 am

Tmdt4u...That is actually a great thing to live by. I will think of it often walking though life, and especially while I'm at home with my Dad. I know you miss your father, but I bet your memories are with you always.


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