Advent Calendar - Christmas Stockings

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Stockings
Growing up us girls did not have Christmas Stockings. The only time I can think of that we had them was when we spent Christmas with my Dad's parents. (previous post)
When he was young and growing up my Dad remembers his Mother opening up her stocking on Christmas morning and pulling out hand held mixers and spatula's holding them high up in the air in excitement. Plus she had about 5 oranges she would pull out. They were good fillers. She would pull out other items Dad remember seeing in the kitchen. His Dad would pull tools out of his stocking. Funny.....
My boys however have grown up with stockings. Their first Christmas their Aunt cross stitched and embroidered beautiful stockings for them. They are still in use today and are now 26 and 23 years old. They hang every year and are packed away with the Christmas stuff.
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