Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A Christmas memory

Originally uploaded by He told me
My paternal grandparents lived a couple of hours drive away from us so it was always a special time whenever we visited. As I was a January baby (1963 vintage) I was 11 months old on my first ever Christmas & apparently I had already learned to walk 2 months previously! My parents & I travelled up Manchester to stay with Gran & Grandad - being their first grandchild it must have been a special time for all concerned. Gran & Grandad never had a 'proper' Christmas tree. Instead they had a large vase full of white branches with snow sprayed on them and lots of bright & twinkling lights & decorations. Apparently I was completely in awe of this fantastic display & uttered one of my first words ......."titty"!!! This translated to "pretty" but it must have been a shock to my poor Gran to hear her precious grand-daughter come out with something like that!

I remember the 'tree' as an older child for many years and I always loved to hear Gran or Grandad repeat the story. We dont have any photos of it unfortunately so I found this picture on Flickr - its quite a nice substitute.


  1. Love the pic, love the story (especially your first word lol...) Thanks for sharing x

  2. What a lovely story....it's so good to have memories like that,isn't it.And that type of 'tree' is now considered very trendy!!

  3. Beautiful blog and the picture just draws me into your story/post. Expecting it all saccharine, I giggled at your punchline! Great writing. TFP,
    Rinda (from Shimelle's class)

  4. I've been writing down more memories lately and it was fun to hear yours. My poor son was 9 weeks premature and his Grandfather always recounts how he looked like a little monkey! It was funny when he was 5 yrs. old but he's 32 now. Ahh memories! Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a lovely memory to share and such a cool pic too, it goes so well. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. Great story! Really gave me a laugh tonight when I needed one. Thanks.


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