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From: linda murtaugh <>
Subject: Re: [TRIVVIES] Staying up for Father Christmas
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 22:25:38 -0800
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:-)) about eight, Nivard. probably a bit earlier. had to do with
friends and school though - seems like there was some discussion - and
I spent a few years trying not to let my parents know that I knew :-))
after all - didn't want the presents to stop.
Our stockings were "hung by the chimney with care..." - and when we
didn't have a chimney, they were still hung somewhere in the front room
with the tree. Our stockings contained much the same as yours, Nivard
- fruit and nuts and small toys or puzzles. One year I found a
silver ring in the stocking - something I had wanted for a very long
year - but usually those special presents were not found in the
stocking. When I was young, like you, there was one main present -
sometimes a couple if they were "small" items - and a few lesser
presents. When my brothers came along (they are fifteen years younger
than I) Christmas had grown excessive - it was difficult to tell what
was that one special present - There were so many. I have noticed
that over the years my friends and coworkers with small children are
"out of control" when it comes to Christmas - and the things children
expect are beyond the pale it seems - ten year olds with cell phones?
Am I off base with that observation?
On Dec 22, 2004, at 3:36 PM, Nivard Ovington wrote:
> Hi all
> As I may have mentioned I am the youngest of ten, so Christmas in our
> was great fun for us kids, it must have been a nightmare for my poor
> although you would never have guessed it. (and Dad of course)
> I was about eight when I realised what was going on (was that late? I
> Stockings were a bit different then, you would get a tangerine,
> some nuts, a tin of toffees and some small toys like the puzzle where
> had to slide the bits around to complete it.
> You would usually get one main present and a few little ones, one year
> I got
> a Castle with Knights on horseback (the Castle was made by one of my
> brothers) what a thing of beauty it was !! I cherished it and many a
> was fought on its ramparts.
> My children still have a stocking each and the eldest is twenty two on
> 29th Dec !!
> At least I do not have to do the creeping in and laying on the bed bit
> I leave them outside their doors!!
> Merry Christmas all
> Best wishes Nivard Ovington Cornwall (UK)
>> Hi Friends,
>> Does anyone on this list remember staying up to see Father Christmas
>> never did this - you see I was frightened of him!!
>> I use to wake up at 3.00am to see what he had bought me though!! I
>> go into Mum and Dad's bedroom and wake them up, then I used to sit in
>> bed undoing my presents that they kept on top of the wardrobe!!
>> Have any of you got a story like this to tell?
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