November 6, 2008

Memories of Christmas Past

Memories, memories...I just entered a crafter's blog candy give-away which brought back such fond memories. We were to leave a comment about one of our best Christmas memories. My memory was the Christmas when I was 6 or 7 years old. That Christmas eve my family (all but Dad) went to spend the evening with a great aunt. My dad stayed home to make sure Santa could get in our house because we didn't have a chimney. When we got back home Santa had passed and Dad had a story to tell!

He told us that he heard something loud and someone calling for help. When he went into the front room he saw Santa stuck in the front door holding his bag of toys. Dad tried to help him out, but Santa was really stuck. He told us he had to get a 2 x 4 piece of wood and wedge it into the door to 'pry' Santa out of the doorway. Thankfully, that did the trick and Santa was able to come in and leave our toys.

I always think about that story this time of the year. Dad's no longer here and I wish I could tell him about that special memory he gave me. Do you have a special memory about Christmas as a child? I bet you do! Have a great holiday season.