Wednesday, December 18, 2013

From My Journal, 1974


December 24:

Lovely Christmas Eve. I made Swiss fondue and Cuban bread for Joe and me to eat by the fire.

The Christmas tree is simply huge—takes up a good part of the living room! It looked to be a reasonable size in the forest . . .

December 25:

An absolutely 100% perfect Christmas. Suzanne (15 months) was our Christmas angel, happy and enthusiastic as always—opening up her presents and investigating the dogs' presents too.

Joe liked his leather carpenter's apron, trolling reel, plastic worm kit, etc. He gave me many great gifts: "fanny" needlework frame, binoculars, clothes shopping trip w/dinner afterward, 12 rolls of film w/processing, film holders, and subscriptions to Viva, New York, and Erica Wilson's needlework news.

Note from 2013: I have no idea what a plastic worm kit is. Nor do I recognize the magazine "Viva." Anyone remember it?

14 comments:

Julia said...

Hi Susan, I think that the plastic worm kit must have been a fishing lure kit. The magazine Viva was a women health magazine I think.

Merry Christmas,
Hugs,
JB

Susan said...

Thanks, Julia! Merry Christmas to you, and happy rug hooking!

Kathleen said...

I love these. It makes me realize that I really need to get back to keeping a journal.

Susan said...

You should, Kathleen. I should do better with mine too.

Helen said...

What a treat that you recorded these memories (for you and us). Wishing you happy memories, Susan!

Susan said...

Thank you, Helen! The very same to you.

Dona Patrick said...

Journals -- aren't you glad you kept them -- and kept them?

Susan said...

I am! See? There's a good side to hoarding. :-)

crystal said...

I don't know what a plastic worm kit is but it sounds a little scary :)

Maybe I'll post about a past Christmas too.

I hope all is well with you and the pets and your family. Thanks for the card and photo :) Marry Christmas, Susan!

Susan said...

Please do, Crystal! I sent you an email tonight. Merry Christmas!!

crystal said...

Susan - thanks for the email. I tried to respond but my emailer says the email bounced back. Did you get it? If not - Merry Christmas :)

Indigo Bunting said...

Plastic worm kit: definitely fishing. Love imagining you fishing and birding!

Susan said...

Crystal, I didn't receive it--but thanks! My email server is under new management (by the Three Stooges, apparently).

IB, I fished in saltwater growing up, and in lakes and streams as an adult--until the day I cast my line and hooked my backpack instead, with my baby daughter in it! She wasn't hurt, but I was horrified. End of fishing!

Indigo Bunting said...

Susan: Can't blame you! Hooks are scary!