Twelve Days of Christmas: Twelfth Day

 In Lessons from a Small Town

Santa Kim and her sister Chris, Vanessa  and Jill (1959)

One Christmas I decided that I needed to really get into the spirit and play Santa. I cobbled together the best costume possible with the meager resources at hand. Then I made my sisters play along as I handed out well-worn toys. My siblings were supposed to pretend Santa brought them. I think it was a big success.


On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me ,


twelve smiling Santas,

just of few of my many Santa’s

eleven guests for dinner,

2017 Holiday table

ten fancy crackers,

nutcracker collection

nine candy cans,

miniature candy canes

eight Christmas angels,

new and old Christmas angels

seven pickle liqueurs,

antique ice bucket and pickle liqueurs

six cookie cutters,

three generations of cookie cutters

five… Christ…mas cards,

My favorite Burgess Christmas cards 1956,1957,1960,1961,1963

four vintage snowmen,

old fashioned snowmen candles purchased in 1990’s

three special balls,

David’s, Samantha’s and Richard’s ornaments

two wooden skis,

Kim’s wooden skis
           ( circa 1956)

and a Christmas plate for Santa’s midnight snack.

1978 Christmas cookie plate

Well Christmas is finally within site.

A very Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


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