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I've always loved Christmas and Santa Claus. Maybe it goes back to that ill-fated birthday when I asked for a Barbie cake and got Santa! (For that story click here). I began a Santa Claus collection in about
1990. It's grown in leaps and bonds!
In 2000 I/we were living in Potosi, Missouri. (I called it Misery) We left Texas to go to a job in
Boulder, Colo. Six months later we were in Potosi. I pictured Gilmore Girls. What we got was
more like Duke's of Hazard or something similar. I can't describe it.
It really wasn't the people. They were fabulous! It was the fact that Pitosi is 2 hours from a mall.
It was 45 min. one way to a Walmart. Yes ma'm there was no Walmart in Pitosi.
They built a Taco Bell while we were there. We got sick of Taco Bell!
But, the people were darling. I have a lot of friends left living in Pitosi. In fact our son and his family are still there!
While we were there to keep myself busy I began recruiting friends from church into crafts and quilting.
One group got together weekly at my house and we made soft sculpture snowmen. I had the patterns in my stash. I just collected all the supplies and sewed up the snowmen before the class. On class day the ladies stuffed the snowmen and added embelishments and dressed them.
It was a fun time. That year for my birthday everyone gave me snowmen. Hence the Snowman tree.
Many of the this treasures came from those ladies!
There were indeed a Blessing from God. They made those days bearable for me. I'm grateful to have these sweet ornaments to remember that sweet time.
Do you have sweet Christmas memories? Today is a great time to write about it and share at Wit and Wisdom!
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