December 24, 2014

WALKIN' IN A WINTER WONDERLAND - SCENES FROM CHRISTMAS IN NEW ENGLAND

One of my first memories of what Christmas should be was from a Currier & Ives cookie tin at my grandparents' home in Milford, Connecticut.  I was a huge cookie fiend (nicknamed Sugar Bowl) so my parents and grandparents made sure to hide the cookies.  I had been caught on more than one occasion waking up well before dawn and going on a cookie hunt.  One morning close to Christmas I found that beautiful cookie tin - triiumph!  In the light of the waking morning, I hid under my grandmother's gleaming cherry dining room table and ate cookie after cookie while examining the snowy scenes on the tin.  It was likely one of the highlights of my childhood and etched upon my mind the beauty of a classic New England Christmas.  Here are some scenes from New England Christmases through the years just for you:


































Have yourself a very merry Christmas . . . from all of us at Chatham Ivy

4 comments:

  1. New England in the winter, as well as the rest of the year is Unbeatable!
    In my opinion, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have more seasonable beauty than almost any other state. At age 79, I speak from a broad range of experiences.
    David of Dogpatch . . . arf, arf

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