One of my favorite memories of Christmases past is gathering at Grancy's and Poosie's to exchange gifts with my grandparents, twelve aunts and uncles and twenty-one cousins.
After celebrating Christmas morning with our immediate families, we would all meet in Grancy's and Poosie's living room around a huge Christmas tree that we had decorated one Sunday afternoon earlier in December. The tree was of the cedar variety that we had carefully selected from south Arkansas woods.
Aunt Mary always passed out the gifts as we all waited anxiously to see what Grancy and Poosie had picked out for us and what we had gotten from the cousin who drew our name. And while those special moments are forever preserved in black and white, the memories are colorful ones of a brightly lit Christmas tree, cheerful packages, and glowing faces of innocent childhood.
Now be sure to head over to Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound, where we're all sharing favorite Christmas memories. Beverly has graciously allowed us to deviate from the normal PINK theme for the next few weeks as we celebrate the holiday season.