Well now I know ~0o~

My mom in 2010, she was born in 1916.
@rebelann (41425)
El Paso, Texas
December 21, 2017 12:09pm CST
I don't put people images in my avatar very often but it's the time of year when I miss all those old time Christmases that were so very special to me. The photo here is mom at the age of 95 back in 2010. A friend of mine had a tripod and helped me set the whole thing up so that I would have a Christmas picture with the two of us .... and in case you're wondering I won't put an image of myself online. Carol has a beautiful home so I was thrilled we got to use her decorated living room to do this. What parts of the old time Christmases of your childhood do you miss the most?
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@andriaperry (50716)
• United States
21 Dec
I miss the feeling of home.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Dec
It is so hard to recreate that home feeling isn't it.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
21 Dec
So glad you shared that picture of your dear mother with us!!! We so believed in Santa Claus and I miss that. Christmas was just so magical when we just knew Santa was coming and we had better be asleep. We even thought we heard reindeer hoofs on our roof.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Dec
That must have made it so hard for you to get to sleep.
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@m_audrey6788 (13622)
• Germany
21 Dec
I miss being with my late father who`s always happy on holidays, my mothers special embotido and fruit salad, the noise of my siblings who teased me to stop singing and my in laws, nieces and nephews
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Dec
It's always this time of year when those memories invade our minds.
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• Germany
21 Dec
@rebelann Yes so true
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Dec
Aww, don't be sad @m_audrey6788 try to remember how happy all of you were then, that's what we should be thinking of, the happiness. I try to do that and I do remember then I realize I can't do Christmas the way Mom did so I simply do a tiny one for myself and my pets. Usually it is happy in it's own way. I hope she taught you how to make embotido the way she did.
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@sallypup (27136)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Dec
Lovely Mom. I bet your home is super adorable, too.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Dec
Yeeeaahh, about that ......... I hate house work but I will do some if it gets bad enough.
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@sallypup (27136)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Dec
@rebelann You'll get it sorted out. Some day.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Dec
Now now @sallypup be nice
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• United States
22 Dec
There was just so much excitement that I felt as a kid. It's sad we don't feel that way as adults.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Dec
Yes, that has to be it. The thing I remember when I was in my 20s was how warm Christmas seemed at mom's, it was always comfortable and wonderful at her house. When my sibling began insisting on holding Christmas there it just seemed so cold.
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@Platespinner (16520)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
21 Dec
My parents stopped doing Christmas when I was five so I only have memories of one childhood Christmas. Thankfully I have lots of wonderful memories with my own children.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Dec
That's a shame but at least you have one memory which I hope was wonderful. Your kids will thank you one day for those wonderful memories you provided.
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@kobesbuddy (46699)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Dec
The old time Christmases of my childhood that I miss the most, is 'Mom and Dad!' Your mother is lovely,that's an obvious fact
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Dec
Yes, but I miss them all the time and not just for Christmas I simply miss the whole Christmas setup with the folks and all the trimmings, mom always made it so special for all of us.
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@kobesbuddy (46699)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Dec
@rebelann At Christmas, I miss the way they always made holidays special!
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Dec
It's the whole experience of those old time Christmases that I miss @kobesbuddy mostly it was the food and goodies, as for presents we usually got school supplies and clothes at Christmas with only 1 present being a toy or something.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
22 Dec
It is a beautiful photo, I am glad that I also have a photo of my Mom at 95 (without a Christmas hat), now that she is in the hospital, she does not look herself anymore.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Dec
They never look right when they are hospitalized
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
22 Dec
@rebelann She is now paralyzed, her eyes have no light, a very sad view.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Dec
I'm so sorry @LadyDuck
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@UncleJoe (9965)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Dec
I miss Santa bringing me all those switches.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Dec
Oh now that I just can't believe, who'd want to give you switches, you're way too funny .... maybe a jack in a box tho.
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@UncleJoe (9965)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Dec
@rebelann Mama and Daddy didn't think I was all that funny. I think they told Santa on me.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Dec
You poor thing @UncleJoe well, maybe you've made it up to them by the way you've so sweet to your love.
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@Destesh (203)
• Kenya
22 Dec
She looks strong in this picture
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Dec
Yes, she was strong for a 95 yr old.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
23 Dec
That is a precious photo!!!
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec
Thank you, I honestly have to agree, you can almost see how green her eyes were.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
23 Dec
@rebelann Her eyes were a beautiful shade of green!
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec
They were much greener when she was in her 40s and 50s @DianneN I guess eyes fade with age as well.
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@responsiveme (16360)
• India
23 Dec
That is a wonderful photo. During childhood we would go to our friends' house and celebrate Christmas including going to church with them..Though we are Hindus. Even now the season gets into me . Wishing you a very happy Christmas Peace on earth and goodwill to all
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec
Thank you. So does the Hindu faith mostly celebrate the New Year?
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• India
24 Dec
@rebelann I think everybody celebrates New Year.However the Indian new year is mid April. Though 31st December is very much a celebration time here , parties and get together...The type depends on the age group and the background
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Dec
Oh wow, that makes the third New Year I'll try to celebrate this year @responsiveme the Chinese calendar has New Year sometime in late January or early February. I love celebrations.
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@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
23 Dec
I missed my home when my parents were still alive.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec
That's what so many probably miss the most.
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@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
23 Dec
@rebelann yes, I think so. Merry Christmas to you there.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec
Thank you, likewise @thelme55
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Dec
I miss the magic of believing in Santa Claus, the anticipation that we felt waiting for Christmas morning. I miss my kids being little and getting to see it again through their eyes. My daughter lived with us for 2 years after she sold her house and those Christmases were the best with the sweet boys here.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec
Christmas is for kids, at least that's what I've heard some of my friends say. I didn't have kids so I don't have those kinds of memories and two of the older gals I know would have to fly hundreds of miles if they wanted to be with their grandchildren so for them it's just not fun without their kids. It has changed a lot for me because it used to be all about what mom did, she loved to bake and always had that amazing tree with real candles, I wish I knew how she did that.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Dec
@rebelann The kids bring the magic I think but I have 10 grandkids so children are very much a part of our celebration. I had to make my own traditions since my mom was Canadian she didn't really have Christmas traditions, they only did church on Christmas and exchanged gifts on New Years but she grew up in a big family with no money so it was very different. One thing she did that I remember was she told us Santa would visit one night in December to find out what we wanted. Every morning we would rush down to ask her if he came last night. It kept us on edge for days lol.
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
30 Dec
Nice photo taken, i don't have such cristmas experience.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Dec
Thank you
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@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
25 Dec
I miss wrapping gifts with my Dad after Midnight when he came home from work. He passed away many years ago.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Dec
I'm sure his spirit is with you and helps you wrap when the time comes. Merry Christmas
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@jaboUK (53939)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec
I miss the excitement and the anticipation in the days leading up to Christmas. It's not the same once you are grown up.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec
Yes, very true. Christmas loses it's magic after a certain age. I do miss the camaraderie at mom's house at Christmas since all of us would gather at her home for the festivities.
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@shaggin (36876)
• United States
23 Dec
This is a beautiful. I am sure it is one you treasure. Even though I had hundreds of photos of my husband it just felt like no amount could ever be enough. How come you don't put photos of you online anywhere?
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Dec
I'm not comfortable putting my image on the net plus I'm camera shy. Can't post what I don't have, right?
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@Tampa_girl7 (25722)
• United States
22 Dec
My grandparents.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec
You're so lucky to got to know them.