October 24, 2014

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories – Religious Services

1821 Steele Street 1950's

  The Will and Josie Yates House – Olympia, Washington My family, except for my Grandma Josie, were not the church going type.  In fact, I don’t think I ever attended a church service of any kind with either of […]

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories – Stockings and Shopping


      This is going to be a combined post for two different reasons. One is that I am so late in the day for the Christmas Stockings challenge; and two, because my recollection has to do with both […]

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories – Fruitcake


If you live near someone long enough, eventually you will share recipes. It’s just part of being neighbors and I’m happy to say that’s what’s happened to be throughout my married life.  My mother never made fruitcake and as far […]

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories – Santa Claus

Will Yates Santa Holly

Did You Sit On This Santa’s Lap? We had our very own Santa Claus in our family…my Grandpa Will Yates of Olympia, WA.  After he was retired he worked at Montgomery Ward in Olympia during the Christmas season as their […]

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