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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all who visit this blog. I will be back with new blog posts in the new year. I enjoy writing about my family who came before me, but my own family comes first at this time of the year.

By the way, the ornament in the photo is one I made in second grade. It was chosen to go on the huge Christmas Wish tree that was a tradition at my elementary school in Tallahassee, Florida. Ornaments and wishes were chosen from each grade level to be read by the principal to the whole school and then placed on the tree. The only time mine was picked was that second grade year. My wish (on the card behind the ornament in my very best handwriting) . . . "I wish my Grandmother in England could come see us." My wish came true in 1960. However, I did see my grandmother, Maud Kirkpatrick Langdale, for the very first time when my mother, brother and I went to England when I was 10 years old.


  1. I remember that hanging on our tree for a lot of years..... Kathi

  2. It was on our family Christmas tree until I got married. It has the original "string" on it as well as the wish card. I actually got to use tin cutters at school to make it. That wouldn't be allowed today 'cause it's "too dangerous." I remember the ornament work table was in the back corner near the windows in Mrs. Stoutamire's class. Those were the days!

  3. How sweet! Merry Christmas to the whole clan!