|This is my nativity scene that I started painting (ceramics) way back in 1980. I painted one a year, or one every few years. I dated the bottom of each one, and my youngest son helped me with some of them. It is so precious to me.|
And even though Christmas is really a spiritual and religious holiday, I must say that my Christmases, as a child and through the years, have been intermingled and intertwined with church, God, and Jesus, and with all the wonders of Santa and reindeer and elves and the evergreen tree, decorations, and presents, baking, cookies, and feasts with the family. To me, it is all wrapped up into one beautiful, wonderful time of year!
|That's me on the far right in the plaid dress. My oldest sister, Chris, on the left, and my younger sister, Linda, in the middle. 1952. (Sorry youngest sister, Barbara, you weren't yet a twinkle in my parents' eyes!)|
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I cherish all of you.