Tuesday, October 7, 2014

December 19, 1964 Snowing, Quiet, Beautiful and Christmasy: Joy! Joy!

Dear Mother & Daddy,

"It has been snowing a little and looks as if we may have a real dandy before it's over.  It has been terribly cold but the sun has shone and that's not so bad but today is gray.

Things are quiet around here for most of the students left yesterday.  We still have a few things left to do.  The church Christmas supper is tomorrow night.  I'm going to a coffee Monday morning and Monday night we're going to a program on the star of Bethlehem.  Ann has a dental appointment on Wed. and I hope nothing else will be added next week.

The As You Like It Club had its Christmas party Thursday night.  For 15 years one of the members has entertained the group in her home.  Her husband is a Dr. but always plays Santa at the party--even dresses in a Santa suit.  It is always a beautiful party.

B's College Alumni Club always has a ladies night at Christmas but they don't do anything special. Table decorations were Christmasy and we had turkey.  It was nice.

Tonight we can all stay at home.  Joy!  Joy!  There really isn't any news.  We are all fine and still hope to see you Thursday afternoon.  I don't know what time we'll start.

I must get some meat in the oven so we'll have some supper.  Don't do a lot of cooking this week. I've been making cookies.

Hope you both are fine."

                  Lots of love,



  1. I enjoyed reading this Christmas account, it reminded me of how Christmas was when I was a child. The cards seemed rather old fashioned but with a quality that has been lost on modern cards. Very enjoyable.

  2. Thank you, David! It's always lovely to have a comment about a post and I'm pleased that you found something of interest. Yes, the cards are old fashioned and it would not be until the late 60s when my mother began sending less traditional cards. Many thanks for your comments!


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