As a little girl,
I couldn't wait until a holiday.
It didn't matter which one, I loved them all.
From New Years,
Valentines Day, and St. Patrick's Day, to Easter,
July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas;
my excitement was always the same. I would plan
long in advance for what activities I would
participate in with my family and friends.
Here's some of
the things I remember most . . .
What comes to mind for you?
Who could ever
forget their first sip of champagne on New Year's
Eve?! I don't recall how old I was when I finally
was able to stay awake until midnight and watch
the ball drop in Times Square on television,
but I remember the feeling of accomplishment!
Or how about
that first Valentine's Day that you really had
a crush for the first time? The goose bumps
you got as you wrote "Love,..." on that corny
little Valentine card and slipped it to that
cute little boy or girl that sat behind you
in class! Or maybe your first kiss happened
on Valentine's Day!
day was always fun, the wearing of the green
and pinching your friends who weren't wearing
green! Now there was an opportunity to misbehave!
Often, we would go to a St. Patty's Day Parade.
Easter is always
a beautiful time of year. I couldn't wait to
go on the Easter Egg Hunts and color those eggs.
I was always anxious to get my Easter outfit
to wear to church too. I always got a pretty
dress, new white shoes and a pretty Easter Bonnet!
Then, when we got home from church, the hunt
for the Easter Baskets began!
of the 4th of July is one of my most vivid memories.
As a little girl growing up in California, we
went to Pismo Beach each year for the huge fireworks
spectacular! I remember being a little frightened
but totally exhilarated at the same time. I
was content to wave my American Flags and twirl
sparklers with my younger brother.
The night when all of us angelic children turned
into monsters! *hehehe*. Remember the costumes
and the fun of going out after dark? I still
enjoy Halloween and because of that I have created
a two distinct sites! A virtual haunted house!
Haunted Mansion! and, launched in 2005,
Legacy of Madame Delphine LaLaurie".
I'm working on a third adventure - watch for
it in 2007.
was a time to enjoy family. I remember my Grandparents
and Aunts and Uncles and Cousins were always
gathered and the wonderful Turkey Dinners and
the smell of Pumpkin Pies. It was our families
tradition to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day
Parade while getting the turkey in the oven
and then, after the parade, we'd go to the Christmas
Tree Farm and select our tree and put up all
the Christmas decorations. Of course, that worked
up a healthy Thanksgiving appetite! Express
what you are thankful for at my
Thanksgiving Wishes page, or read about
very First Thanksgiving.
Christmas! My favorite holiday. Santa was always
very good to me and my brother. I remember my
most special Christmas of all was when I got
a Shetland Pony! He was in the back yard with
a big red bow tied in his mane! I couldn't figure
out why I got a horseshoe and carrots in my
Christmas stocking! Then I got a Christmas Card
that said something about "Santa has really
been "horse"-ing around this year!" Then my
Daddy opened the curtains to the back yard and
there was my pony!!!! I cried my first happy
tears that morning. I'll never forget it as
long as I live. Nor will I forget other special
Christmas mornings with my Grandparents and
family. Christmas is very close in my heart
and I am filled with emotion when I hear Silent
Night and other favorite carols. I remember
going to midnight masses and the egg nog and
all the traditions of the season. There is nothing
like Christmas through the eyes of a child.
I have several Christmas pages for you to visit
including my Christmas
Tree Farm where you can adopt a tree of
your own. I hope you'll also visit a
Cajun Christmas, my special Christmas
Wishes, and my
Christmas Awards. In addition, I have Holiday
Snow Globes, Decorate
One of Two Virtual Christmas Trees, a Christmas
Card to My Family, a Christmas
Card to My Friends, and Christmas
are a celebration of life to be appreciated
by all of us. No matter which holiday, or which
traditions you enjoy, I wish you all the happiness
of the holidays each and every day throughout