Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Advent Calendar of Memories - Little Ones at Christmas

Since this is a grab bag day and Wordless Wednesday, I chose a photo from Christmas Day 1979 showing Grandma and Grandpa (my parents) with all their grandchildren. Mom has the twins - Jeffrey and Andrew, Matthew is sitting on David's knee and my dad has Heather and Adam.

The children of my two siblings are all ready for bed after a busy Christmas Day. Christmases were lots of fun when the children were little as the children were all close in age. David and Adam are three days a part. Matthew is a couple of years younger.  Heather, Jeffrey and Andrew were all born in the same year.

The photo was taken at my brother's home at Sauble Beach. We would come for the day and then head back to Owen Sound sometimes in very snowy conditions.

Now the children are all grown up. Even the youngest grandchild is now a teenager. Christmases are not quite the same when you don't have children in the house.

photo original and digital owned by Janet Iles
© 2009 Janet Iles
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  1. I know what you mean about the house being different without children at Christmas.
    I have loved spending this month at my daughter's, watching my 2year old granddaughter.

  2. I've really been enjoying this Advent series of posts. Next year I plan to jump in too!
    Evelyn in Montreal

  3. Frances - It is great that you are getting to spend time with your granddaughter

    Evelyn - I hope you can participate when we do this again. If you see a topic now that interests you, go ahead and write about it. You do not have to do something for each day.


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