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From: Tootsie <>
Subject: Re: Candles
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 23:48:51 -0500
References: <3C09A1BA.6F3C9508@ameritech.net> <010301c17ae5$818103e0$b3505142@pamdavis>
This whole year has been nothing but work to me. I think along the way I have
became a part of the Motel 6 chain also.
I live in Michigan but home is Ohio and I had to find something to hang on too
that meant Christmas too me. That became making stuff I couldn't afford and I
loved Christmas as a kid and our house was so small that I always wanted a
bigger tree. I don't like artifical, didn't think I would have artifical and
now have two. I don't know how much longer I will go through all the work of
decorating two, questioned my sanity this year as I was doing them.
My memory tree has some of my Mom's bulbs, my DH's Grandma's and parents and
ones that mean something to me. Like the University of Ohio State bulb next to
the U of Michigan one etc. A peddle car the one my oldest son wanted so bad
the year he got a new brother born on Christmas eve.
I have one son in the state, my son with the grandkids lives in NE so I do this
for me which makes me question my sanity even more. So far he has gotten home
for Christmas but you never know between work, weather and older kids.
I meant yo yo's made with circles of cloth. I played with a yo yo even if I
wasn't good at it. I had forgotten the netting with the soap like your Mom
> My Christmas tree has ornaments from when I was a kid, my kids and a little
> bit of everything. I only manage to put up one tree. DH just does not get
> into the spirit. It has become work to me. My boys live in Arizona and I am
> in California. I hope to have them both home this year as my oldest has
> joined the Army and will leave for basic the 5th of Feb.
> As for the candles, it must have been the late 50's or early 60's and I can
> remember whipping Ivory Soap Flakes with water (?) till they were the right
> consistency and shaping them into balls. That was one of Mom's favorite
> things to do along with putting netting over oval shaped bar soap and making
> them look like fish with sequins for eyes and such.
> I don't remember playing with yo yo's but, I do remember them. <G>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Pam,
> > I am an old Den Mother and I believe it was a Christmas gift my boys
> > made on Christmas with my help. They were pretty. I was in Scouts
> > years pass the time my two boys were out.
> > Don't think I ever whipped Ivory Flakes though.
> > Now I have a "kid's tree" and my memory one with special and old bulbs
> > on it standing in the living room. My kid tree started with
> > grandchildren and Christmas is for kids but it seemed all that was said
> > was, "Don't get near the tree." So I have one that is deocrated in all
> > handmade ornaments and a few glass ones to pick up the sparkle with the
> > lights but if they got broke it didn't matter. Can't remember how many
> > I started with but still have many of the original glass bulbs too. I
> > put a train around it and they played under that tree. Made it all
> > worth while.
> > How about yo yo's???
> > Tootsie
> > I remember doing that when I was just kid with my Mom. Pouring it over
> > ice
> > made holes in the candles that made it look festive. Remember whipping
> > Ivory
> > Snow flakes to make snowman?
> > PamD.
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