October 24, 2014

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 […]

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: Outdoor Decorations

Wilkerson house 2010

Outdoor Decorations This is it, the Wilkerson house with outdoor decorations for 2010. Of all the places we have lived in the last 40 years, this house is the only one I remember where we’ve put up lights outside. We […]

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories 2010 – Christmas Cards

Davis card outside

The Davis Christmas Card This is a Christmas card my dad received when he was in New Calendonia during World War II with . The sender was his best friend and brother-in-law’s mother Esther Levy Davis.  Her son James E […]

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