Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Advent Calendar - Dec 7 - Holiday Parties

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories for December 7
Holiday Parties

This Blog is pleased to join with other GeneaBloggers around the world in presenting this Advent Calendar over the next 24 days leading up to the Christmas celebration - a different topic each day. We will attempt to post on each of the topics. Our invitation continues to be open to other writers to join us here with your comments (See Nov 29, Dec 5, Dec 12, and Dec 19 posts here - laber 'Advent Calendar' - for the topics; or the link in the title, here).

Holiday Parties

I'll share a brief story from our family about a farm lady in the community who always "looked after the farm account" for her family, both before and for many years after her husband died. She read all her mail carefully, and tried hard to do everything right.

Annually, about this time of year, she would receive the announcement letters from the Rural Electric Cooperative, the local Elevator coop where she sold her grain, and her local bank, among others, about the annual holiday dinner, open house or holiday party they were holding for their customers and constituents. She took these very seriously, as well, considering them her personal invitation to participate. Even when she moved to assisted living and even the nursing home, she expected to attend, even if being taken in the van, these annual 'holiday parties,' because she had been personally invited. Totally dedicated... or just liked the free food? We'll never know...  ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. What a sweety, she probably loved the company and the food.
    Back in the 50s there was a family who would visit our fammily funerals because of the food. My uncle sold them shoes so that was their only connection to us. People can be interesting.