It’s Nearly Christmas!

Every family has traditions that are practiced every holiday season.  Things like baking, spending time with family, the food that is eaten, the decorations that are up – all of these things are time honored traditions.

One of the traditions that I have is getting sick.

That’s right.  You read that right.  Every single Christmas from the time I was 2 until I was about 8 was spent with me being sick.  Since then, I’ve traded off, sometimes being sick during Christmas and sometimes I am sick the week before or after.  But it just wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t get sick.

So I leave you with this photo of myself taken on Christmas morning of 1992 – taken shortly after I woke up to find Santa had visited and left me lots of presents.  My parents tried desperately to get me excited, but all I wanted to do was curl up with my blanket on the couch with my new doll and go to sleep.  In fact, I only opened this one present and left the rest until that evening.

Elyse Doerflinger, Christmas 1991, with doll

Elyse Doerflinger, Christmas 1991, with doll.
Copyright: Elyse Doerflinger

As the year comes to an end and many of us celebrate various holidays, I wish you all a wonderful season full of love, good company, and good food.  Happy Ancestor hunting!

 

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2 Responses to It’s Nearly Christmas!

  1. What an adorable picture, sick or not! :)

    Looks like you and I have the “sickness gift” in common, although mine didn’t start until my adult years. Either way, it’s no fun!

    This time around, I’ve been “blessed” with a bronchial infection. My youngest daughter us home, and I feel so bad because its just the two of us, and I don’t have any spunk. :(

    I hope you’ll be well enough this time around to fully enjoy the holiday!

    Hugs,
    Renate

    • Ugh – isn’t this sickness gift just horrible! Unfortunately, I seem to have caught the flu this year (despite the fact that I got a flu shot) and I’m desperately trying to get rid of it. But I woke up this morning and it is still here and just won’t seem to go away. I’ve gone through four boxes of tissues since this started and working on my 5th – it just won’t seem to stop. Oh well, that is what movies are for.

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