I wasn't all that big on dolls, but I sure loved having tea parties!
I found an old photo where I (far left) was using my 'finest china'...it would have been about 1958. Cousin Clayton seems to be enjoying the tea party.
And now, these dishes come out on occasion and I have tea parties with Emme and Spencer. And I still like having tea parties...as long as I can also have a BIG mug of coffee besides my little cup of tea. So that is one of my enduring memories of Christmas past.
As those long ago Christmases fade into the distance, I can still hear the strains of 'Stille Nacht' sung in perfect four part harmony. And Uncle Pete would always start with 'Welchen Jubel, Welche Freude'...and soon we would all join in. I somehow knew what the words of that song meant... 'What celebration, what rejoicing for us at Christmas time...for Jesus has been born in the city of David.'
As we make memories with our families, are we teaching them what Christmas is really all about?