What IS Christmas without the Nutcracker? Arlie, in The Eglovsky Ballet Production in 1992? #tbt
Happy Winter Solstice!
Throwback Thursday –Michael, Joseph and me…1969-70Anoki, Joseph and Arlie 1987
Throwback Thursday… 1986 and 1987…see the extra little shepherd with her Mickey Mouse? ☺️
This white nativity set was around before I was around… by how many years, I can’t exactly say; I believe Aunt Gael bought it for Grandma …(or was that the set of Revere Ware pots that she got her? I don’t recall the stories exactly, and sadly Aunt Gael is unable to recall either) I set this nativity up in different places, in different homes, but always with the memories of unwrapping them with my brother….
Holiday traditions, and the physical items that sometimes create or support those traditions, also come with the reminders of love and loss… (Grief is the tax on loving people.—wow. )
Most years our Christmas card is hand made or one of my own photos. This card was before Photoshopping was even an idea, kids! I had to pose Arlie and myself, shoot, drive to the store to drop off the film, wait for it to get developed and printed, drive back to pick up prints, drive home, and then place our cut out figures onto the finished gingerbread house that Arlie and I made; photograph again, drive to the store again, develop and print again. Yup. The good old film days. (ca. 1990)