Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Nov 25 1973, Page 69

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - November 25, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaTeg. Wrg.-Iw-. 1.2 no Lonj in rag 1.3 org col re cig repro a warning the Sage uni general has determined thai Cija Rene smoking is dangerous to your Shirley junes continued so toy Jonm ious it bothered him to think of hav ing food hanging around i have special Christmas coloured Tea towels i keep just for the holidays. And we always use the Gay red Felt place Mats with a Spray of Holly in one a Friend made for me. Actually i think my Lovely old Copper pots and pans hanging in the Kitchen arc decoration of them arc Antiques collected from All Over. Like the kettles we found in England last March and shipped Home. I like having them out for everyone to see. I think they re pretty and they re very Handy this Way. On Christmas the boys go wild closeted All Day with the Good Aromas coming from the Kitchen waiting for five o clock of Roll around. It usually lakes me that Long to get everything ready. 1 Cook the traditional dinner myself from scratch. Down to the pie crusts. And i Chase everyone out while i m working. We always have roast Turkey. A big one Jack likes to make the stuffing using the giblets. He s an excellent Cook. Then we have mashed potatoes with chopped onions homemade Gravy tiny peas with new onions hot biscuits and mashed Rutabaga an addition because of Jack s German Heri Tage. I also make coleslaw which he likes. For dessert hot mincemeat or Lemon meringue pie. Jack likes the mincemeat the Lemon is my favorite. And the three boys take after me in this department. I decorate the dining room table with a Centrepiece made of an enor Mous White Candle and White leaves. It s Beautiful on the wooden table. Our floor is of dark Wood also Laid in squares. The backs and seats of the wooden chairs Are covered in Orange velvet the drapes Are of Burnt Orange. I like to Combine red and Orange for the Holiday season. It s very warm and festive. The Best part of having a stairway in a Home is decorating the Balus Trade for various occasions and it lends itself perfectly to garlands of Holly and Good smelling Evergreen tied with red velvet bows. Am family weekly. Novemb.r25. 1973 for the big Coffee table in the Tor of the living room have a huge Sleigh that i fill to the brim with Gold and Silver balls. Our Christmas tree is always real and Green. No plastic and Spray paint for us decorating it has been Jack s the last couple of years that is. He is very meticulous and very artistic. He s overseen the redecorating of. The whole House. Someplace in the san Fernando Valley he found the fantastic big chopping Block i have in the Middle of the Kitchen. It s very old and marred and years of use. Now i use it constantly. I can t imagine what i Ever did without it i do everything on it even sit at it to have my morning cup of Coffee and read the paper. The last couple of years Shaun has taken Over decorating our tree. Like father like son it is still simple and elegant with either Green or red and White lights the ornaments we be saved from year to year a few care fully placed Candy canes and strands of Silver tinsel and red rope wrapped around. An Angel made for us by a Friend crowns the top. This is the first Christmas the boys have had their own rooms. Until we remodeler Shaun being the oldest was the Only one to have a Domain and he used his allowance to buy a Little tree and decorate his room with Felt and construction paper Orna ments. This year the other two have a Chance to do the same. Santa clans still mysteriously arrives at our House during the night. Jack was brought up in the european tradition of opening presents Christ Mas eve so he and i Exchange our personal gifts at that time. Then in the morning very Early i might add the boys Are up and there Are All the sur Prises under the tree and stuffed into the Beautiful Long knitted red Stock Ings that another Friend made for each of us Complete with our names stitched in White. Another thing i enjoy and have turned into a tradition is the Christ Mas grab bag hanging in the entry. It s an old Pillowcase i covered with red bows and fill with about 20 one Dollar gifts. I wrap each individually and no matter who comes to the door during the holidays they get to stick their hand in and pick one. J got the idea at a party years ago and every one seems to Delight in it. I guess it appeals to the child in All of us. And what better time to indulge such whimsy than at Christmas full

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