Wednesday, January 07, 2009
The Ghost of Christmas Past
When I was a child my grandmother would set up a snow village on top of the piano.
She would put down a layer of batting and set up the little houses and trees.
Back early in December I was talking to my mother about decorating for Christmas.
My folks don't decorate anymore, not even a tiny little tree, and she was asking me if there were some of the things that I wanted.
I told her that someday I'd like to have the snow village that my grandmother used to set up.
Imagine my surprise and delight when I opened one of the boxes from my mother to find these little cardboard houses inside.
These are the ones! I don't know how old they are, though I remember them from the late 1950s and I doubt they were new then. Each one has the opening in the back for the old style Christmas lights.
We're getting ready to take our Christmas stuff down now, but next year I want to get a string of small LED lights to put inside these.
Yes, it's definately the Ghost of Christmas Past.