Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas 1974

I don't remember what was in this package, but I do remember that the Christmas I was four my family bought a brand new artificial tree and all new candy land themed ornaments to go on it. We previously had a white tree with all blue ornaments, but that year we wanted something different. I remember vividly going to Sears to help pick out the new tree and all that would go with it.

The ornaments were my favorite part. There were gingerbread boys, girls and houses along with glittery white reindeer and snowmen that looked like sugar cookies, yet were made out of styrofoam. To my four-year-old sensibilities all these delightful decorations looked good enough to eat. So much so, that is just what I did. One by one I sampled each type of ornament. I left some of the houses with tentative teeth marks in them while the gingerbread men suffered more severely by having whole bites taken out of their heads. What was not bitten was at least licked. Hey, I'm not proud, I'm just reporting the facts.

In this photo I was caught red handed, absconding with yet another decoration. I can't tell if a gingerbread man was about to be crippled or if a reindeer was about to become lame, but it didn't look like I had much remorse over the whole thing. So much for our new decorations.
Thanks so much for strolling down memory lane with me. For more fond recollections of Christmas past, pop over to the blog of our wonderful hostess Beverly for a list of today's participants. Hope your Christmas is delicious!


vivian said...

cute pics!
cute post!
have a great weekend

♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks for the memory...I just love those old holiday photos.

It was a blessing for you to make my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

Our Back Porch said...

This just cracks me up! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday, and come by when you get a chance.

Back Porch Blessings,

Mollye said...

Oh this was too funny. And you were sooooooooo cute to be so guilty! What a fun and special memory. Hugs, Mollye

Mary said...

I'll bet you were a handful! Those are wonderful pictures of you and this was really a ver sweet post. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Beverly said...

Look at you, Melissa. You were such a cutie. Those ornaments must have been quite a temptation. Did they give you a real cookie as a trade?

Happy Pink Saturday.

Elena said...

Lol, I've just got to laugh at your story about you trying to eat the Christmas decorations.... thae fact that you kept trying them all out too. Thank you for sharing your childhood memories.

Wishing you a happy belated pink saturday.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

natalea said...

aw- how sweet! hope you are having a delightful month of December Melissa! xox natalea

Julie said...

This is too funny...My grandparents had the same decorations on their tree..And yes you know what I am going to say BOY did they taste BAD!!! I left a few teeth marks in a few ornaments too...LOL :)
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you can come over to visit me too.
Merry Pink Christmas

Betzie said...

Cute photos of you!!! Don't you love Christmas memories?
Your ornament is just ADORABLE!!!

Deborah said...

Lovely post. You were a bad bad girl. I most certainly hope you have improved :)