Friday, December 18, 2009

Pink Saturday

Today is the third Christmas Pink Saturday with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. At her request, we share our favorite traditions.

My favorite holiday tradition was going to "Pama's"(my grandmother) house Christmas eve. Along with my sisters and several other nieces and nephews we spent the night waiting for Santa. It was very cold and there was no heating system. My "Pama" would heat brick and put them in the bed to warm it for us. We were made to go to bed early. We all slept in the same bed. Trust me, it was nothing like the children shown below. The next morning, Christmas day, the gifts were opened. That tradition has been handed down for many generations. However today, circumstances will not always allow that to happen. To me, it still seems the right thing to do, open gifts on Christmas day.

This is my Christmas cactus. I have had this plant several years. This is first time it has bloomed to this extent. Each little branch has a bud or bloom. I was so happy it decided to really show off in full bloom.


CC said...

I loved your Christmas story and your Christmas cactus. I had my cactus for 4 years and it never bloomed..yours is so pretty.
Happy Pinks..and Merry Christmas. May it be a blessed one.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Loved your Christmas story! I so enjoy reading about everyone's Christmas traditions. Your Christmas cactus is so pretty; thank you for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Christmas blessings,

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh LV...
Happy Pink Post sweetie. I love the picture of the kiddos all sound asleep, not a creature was stirring... So precious.

Loving that Christmas. Bloomed just in time for the holiday. Aren't you lucky? It is so beautiful.

Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you.

Country hugs...Sherry

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Love hearing about your Christmas memories, LV.... We all have ours and most are quite different, one from the other. We always opened our gifts on Christmas MORNING--and never on Christmas Eve.

My crazy Christmas Cactus bloomed before Thanksgiving this year.... Duh!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

It took us two days and numerous miles and stops to find a little ol' Christmas cactus this year! And I recall when they were just so very common and we got one each year!

Yours is so lovely! Love that shade of pink.

I do not think I would have enjoyed being chilly at my granny's, even with a heated brick in the bed!!! I do recall my granny had a hissing gas wall heater and a little fireplace for heat...and no Louisiana!

Unknown said...

With all of you fighting in 1 bed I'm sure it was nice and warm! My Christmas cactus never blooms in December.

storyteller said...

Beautiful blossoms on your lovely Christmas cactus ...blooming right on time ;-)
My Pink Saturday is at Happily Retired Gal
Hugs and blessings,

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Beautiful Christmas cactus! I have one, and it gives me only one blossom at a time. I guess I should not be greedy!

Merry Christmas!

Char said...

Your Christmas story was so sweet, I love the brick in the bed. I think Beverly had a great idea this month and have really enjoyed reading about everyones life. Happy Pink Saturday LaVoice and Merry Christmas, see you in 2010, Char

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday & Merry Christmas

Sandra said...

I agree - present should be open on Christmas Morning. But then my son came along about 35 years ago things changed - especially after he moved out into his own place. :-)

Happy Pink Saturday (a day late) and have a very Merry Christmas!

SmilingSally said...

We always open our gifts Christmas morning, although when the children were small, we'd allow them to open one gift each on Christmas Eve.

I love your Christmas cactus! So many blooms!

We're in our home, and we've been blessed with an abundant supply of good helpers, but we've still much to do.

♥Cantinho da Nete ♥ said...

i love pink beautiful.

Regina said...

Wonderful tradition!
Great photos.
Merry Christmas LV.

Cheers and regards!

jeanne said...

Hello Meme, Thank you for your comments when I can't always reply. We have simply been gone every Pink Sat for the past month. I am trying. I love your story of Christmas when you were young. A lovely memory even if it seems hard by today's standards. All my growing up years I shared a bed with my sister. We are very close to this day.

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

Christmas love, Jeanne

jeanne said...

Oops. your Christmas cactus is gorgeous. This must be a special year to bloom so much. Enjoy.

Jeanne, again