Friday, 25 December 2015
Christmas Nostalgia - A day of me - the child
Christmas day was always a time of peace and rest. Well, for children the day began with opening presents and having a ham sandwich with chow chow ( a mustard sauce) and a hot cup of cocoa - this is how I remember it from years ago.
The day was made fantastic by the 'Christmas snacks' cookies, chocolates, pastries, cakes and sweets which were not eaten regularly through the year. It was a special time and 'special celebration'. We would have the biggest lunch around 3 pm and then it was back to playing.
I loved playing on Christmas day. We would each show off our presents, whatever they were, and everyone would proclaim in wonder - "that's a great gift".
Christmas afternoon was a time when we would have a long shower and dress up in 'new clothes' or clothes 'new to us', and looking 'spanking new' we went outside to chat and talk with friends and neighbors.
Night came to soon, as we gazed at the gaily colored lights hung on trees and posts. Then the sleepy eyes were called inside to end the day.
Merry Christmas from Dwordslayer