Sunday, December 9, 2007

Advent Calendar - December 9, 2007

Holiday Parties

Did your family throw a holiday party each year? Do you remember attending any holiday parties?

Let's get on with our own party of posts and see who our guests are:

Apple presents Holiday Parties posted at Apple's Tree. One party that she looked forward to each year was her husband's holiday work party since it meant a night out with no kids.

Becky presents Holiday Parties posted at kinexxions. A big family party with turkey dinner cooked by Grandpa and an anxious wait to open presents is what Becky remembers. As well as how her grandmother revived the tradition years later as the family grew.

Bill presents OBJECTS IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR..... posted at West in New England. Bill remembers that family parties included the adults sending the kids to bed and listening to Rusty Warren records (remember those?). And he tells us of one memorable work party which was crashed - well, sort of.

Colleen presents The Oracle of OMcHodoy: Advent Calendar December 9: Holiday Parties posted at The Oracle of OMcHodoy. On a roll here since her cookie "anti-post" yesterday, Colleen goes off topic (which is perfectly fine . . . "It's my party and I'll post what I want to"). She shows us pictures of Christmases past.

Janet presents Holiday Parties - Fun had by all posted at Janet the researcher. From her parents' parties for the employees of their grocery store to choir parties with rented movies, Janet fills us in on all of them.

Jasia presents Holiday Parties posted at Creative Gene. Jasia tells us of "product testing" parties at liquor distributor Heublein as well as out-of-town parties given by her husband's company.

Jessica presents 'Tis the Season for Parties ... posted at Jessica's Genejournal. Jessica reveals that spending time with family and friends really is just a series of parties during the holidays.

Lori presents Christmas Parties posted at Smoky Mountain Family Historian. Hear about a party and the "picture that broke the floor."

Miriam presents Advent Memories No. 9: Holiday Parties posted at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors. Hear about how Miriam met her future husband at a staff party when she worked at The Salvation Army.

Randy presents Day 16 - Christmas Parties posted at Genea-Musings. Randy tells us of parties with work colleagues as well as a progressive dinner party on New Year's Eve.

Stephen presents Holiday Cribbage Parties posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog. There are parties filled with cribbage games and a funny variation of the song "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."

Terry presents December 9 - Holiday Parties: Caroling: Serenading at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi. Terry has a great tale of the "mad dogs of Hartley" and the tradition of serenading.

Thomas presents Parties Past and Present posted at Destination: Austin Family. He remembers family parties of years gone by and more recent ones like his New Year's Day open house.

A late addition, Diane at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt' presents Holiday Parties. She remembers birthday parties around Christmas as well as some at her Father's Elks Club.

Check back tomorrow for more submissions on the next topic: Christmas Gifts


Terry Thornton said...

Thomas, Thanks for the "name tags." After my post of November 27, "Nom de blog," I'm glad to see that all the posts are signed. I've captured the name tag you posted for me --- you'll probably see it again!. Thanks.

Thomas MacEntee said...

Thank you sir. I just can't believe these graphics look so good given they were created on a whim at about 4:30 am this morning.

Miriam Robbins said...

Thomas, what a clever idea with the name tags! I'm snagging mine to add to my post. How creative!

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Great name tags! Maybe if they'd had thee at the office parties I wouldn't have felt so left out.