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As I get older, I am learning to appreciate all the traditions I grew up with. Post yours and/or special memories. There is a TV commercial about the best gift ever. Did you have one?

 

On Christmas eve, my family had a special meal called Wigilia (Polish spelling). The meal consisted of 7 vegetarian items: potatoes, Lima beans, sauerkraut, dried mushroom soup and special breads with honey or poppy seeds. The Wikipedia menu was far more extensive than the one we had . No fish or meats. This was held early enough so that the kids would be awake to open the gifts that Santa brought. My sister still holds this tradition with the family that are close enough to get there.

 

I still remember a pop gun that shot ping pong balls. That was not the best gift that I ever had but it was the one that "popped :rolleyes: " into my head.

 

I'd like to hear about your memories.

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As I get older, I am learning to appreciate all the traditions I grew up with. Post yours and/or special memories. There is a TV commercial about the best gift ever. Did you have one?

 

On Christmas eve, my family had a special meal called Wigilia (Polish spelling). The meal consisted of 7 vegetarian items: potatoes, Lima beans, sauerkraut, dried mushroom soup and special breads with honey or poppy seeds. The Wikipedia menu was far more extensive than the one we had . No fish or meats. This was held early enough so that the kids would be awake to open the gifts that Santa brought. My sister still holds this tradition with the family that are close enough to get there.

 

I still remember a pop gun that shot ping pong balls. That was not the best gift that I ever had but it was the one that "popped :rolleyes: " into my head.

 

I'd like to hear about your memories.

The most vivid memory I have was the tradition we had about how we would enter the living room each Christmas right before we would open our gifts. There was a curtain that closed off the view of the living room from the rest of the house. I'm one of six kids, so I would line up in my age appropriate "slot" in the line to enter the living room, and as we waited we'd speculate among us as to what Santa might have left for us, what we really wanted for ourselves and each other, etc. After she finished up the arrangement of the gifts, my mother would draw back the curtain revealing all of the presents Santa left behind. While I don't recall a specific gift that wowed me (though I did love the microscope I once got), the anticipation of waiting in that line, guessing as to what was behind the curtain, and then seeing all the gifts at one time when the curtain was drawn -- wow, that was nice! :)

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As I get older, I am learning to appreciate all the traditions I grew up with. Post yours and/or special memories. There is a TV commercial about the best gift ever. Did you have one?

 

On Christmas eve, my family had a special meal called Wigilia (Polish spelling). The meal consisted of 7 vegetarian items: potatoes, Lima beans, sauerkraut, dried mushroom soup and special breads with honey or poppy seeds. The Wikipedia menu was far more extensive than the one we had . No fish or meats. This was held early enough so that the kids would be awake to open the gifts that Santa brought. My sister still holds this tradition with the family that are close enough to get there.

 

I still remember a pop gun that shot ping pong balls. That was not the best gift that I ever had but it was the one that "popped :rolleyes: " into my head.

 

I'd like to hear about your memories.

 

Steve what great memories! Now you are making me hungry! lol

 

My coolest Christmas memory is of the first time I left cookies and milk out for Santa. I got up really early ~ before everyone else so no one could pull a fast one on me :D I found the cookie plate and milk glass both empty and realized Santa had actually been there! Absolute magic.

 

Merry Christmas everyone :)

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Since I grew up loving the Beatles and wanted to play guitar, I had asked for one for a few years. Finally one Christmas I got my wish. It was a Sears special (don't know why they called it special) and since I'm a twin, he got the same one.......both the same color! :lol: I couldn't play yet but I made sure everyone heard me. Been about 40 years and hardly a day goes by that I don't at least touch a guitar for a few strokes.

I still need lessons. :lol::lol::lol:

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Best memory....going out to get the tree and coming home and whittling it down to actually fit inside the house!

 

Probably the gift I remember best as a kid was table hockey. Sadly it was retire many years ago, after half the 'men' couldn't turn and pretty much just sat there hoping to block the puck. I hope the wife is looking over my shoulder and takes this as a hint. ;)

 

Merry Christmas!!!

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As a young boy, the best Christmas present I ever received was my first bicycle. Green one that I rode around in our house as I couldn't ride outside do to the weather. (Snow and Ice). However, since then there are just too many wonderful Christmas's that our family has had !! Everyone a true blessing in my house. Now I have great pleasure in watching all my Grandkids enjoying Christmas. Thanks for asking Steve. Oh, and every Christmas I get to eat all that good food too !!! :lol::D

 

Cheers and Merry Christmas to all our gurus and their families !!

 

Frank...

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