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Fun Friday: 52 Weeks Of Personal Genealogy & History – Week 9 (Sounds)

Ok, Let’s face it… I hate being behind or late .. and I love games! So Geneabloggers has a fun little aid in helping you work on your personal story… So here I go:

“Week 9: Sounds. Describe any sounds that take you back to your childhood. These could be familiar songs, jingles, children playing, or something entirely different.

This challenge runs from Saturday, February 26, 2011 through Friday, March 4, 2011.”

HA! I am pretty sure I need to be older to find sounds that remind me of my childhood… Sounds? Were there sounds in my childhood… I remember a lot of LOUD voices, because we are a rowdy bunch… but sounds… Hmmm… (a moment of silence)

“Jingle bells, JIngle Bells, Jingle All The Way, Oh What Fun It Is To Ride In A One Horse Open Sleigh…”

JINGLE BELLS! From the sound of them rattling to the song itself. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket & I come by this honestly. But Grands & I used to sing Jingle Bells while recording it to cassette tape in her kitchen. It was her way to distract me while she cooked & cleaned. I still have that cassette tape out in storage, even though it has unwound itself & can’t be fixed.

And jingle bells on my stockings. My mom made us all matching traditional red felt stocking with the big white fur cuffs & … jingle bells. I love hearing them “jingle” during the holidays. My mom has even made my new family (hubby & child) matching ones because I couldn’t part with mine even in my adult life. Every year we got an orange, a candy cane, & a new toothbrush!

Christmas had to be my favorite season. We were so poor growing up that it was never about the gifts, but the love, warmth & the efforts of giving in honor of Christ. We always “made” our christmas from the strung popcorn garland to the cards we mailed out. And to this day… I still carry on the tradition of “making” my Christmas. Jingle Bells are absolutely part of it all!


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