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Michael Rielly

Name: Christmas in early times
Category: Christmas History and Traditions
Date Added: 12/29/2019
Submitter: Michael Rielly

Presenter Mary Parkinson looks back at Christmas in days gone by with three ladies who grew up at the turn of the century: Edna Brannon Florence Edwards Emily Holde First shown: 05/12/1973



Christmas in early times

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Santa Bruce Geron

People may refer to it a simpler times, but is was a great deal of work to prepare for Christmas Day. I even think back on growing up and how we would prepare versus how we do prepare now.

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Drosselmeyer

This is wonderful - brings back memories of my grandfather talking about growing up in lower DE during the depression and how they made do - gathering evergreen fronds to weave into wreaths to sell "to a man who would take them up to the big city"  (New York) - inheriting his older brothers shoes with new bicycle tire soles - big old farm family dinners . . . such a different world . . . but to hear them talk about it makes it seem so much more meaningful - everyone was happy

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TamaleClaus

Stories my mother told me, using actual candles to light up real Christmas trees when she was a young girl. Getting actual fruit during the winter was a real treat.

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