There were several years when I was growing up that we did not have a TV. We had a record player and an imagination. We lived above the church in a very small apartment at the time. Five kids, two adults in a 3 bedroom apartment that would fit in my downstairs now. I think my downstairs is actually bigger than the church apartment. There were times when we had 12 people living there at one time. Let's just say we were a close family…we had to be.
At Christmas time, Phillip, Ronald, Christian, Cheryl and I would turn out all the lights except for the tree, put a Christmas record on such as Frosty The Snowman and sit on the couch with a flashlight on the record jacket and let our imaginations run. The Frosty record that we owned was when Frosty takes a wife, Crystal. I can probably quote the movie for you because we listened to it so much. We would play it over and over again. Our favorite was The Sounds Of Christmas. It had several stories on it.
|Juliana & Jake before seeing the Nutcracker for the first time|
Mom and Dad took us on car rides at night to look at the Christmas lights. We would wish that we could put lights up outside but we lived at the church and it wasn't possible. We spent hours dreaming of Christmas. Coloring in our fun books, Mom would buy crafts for us to make ornaments, singing Christmas songs in the car…we cherished every bit of the holiday.
|Christmas a couple of years ago…|
Kelcie, Juliana & Jake
|Me & my Love|