Happy Pink Saturday.
Don't you just love this little Pink Melody Tote by Deb-u-Teen! I couldn't resist it when I saw it at a local thriftstore. It brought memories of growing up with my older cousins and aunt. They wore bobbie socks and penny loafers, listened to their 45's, and danced in my grandma's parlor.
Which brings me to my "Favorite Holiday Memory". Each year at Thanksgiving and Christmas our large extended family would go to Mama's and Papa's for the day. The women would cook a huge meal, the men would do men things (go rabbit hunting or talk about farming) and the cousins (all 20 of us) would entertain ourselves. The younger ones would play games. Some would slide down the banister or bang on the piano in the hallway and some of us would get to watch the older cousins while they listened to their record player and danced. I was only in elementary school and they were in high school. I would sit and watch as they danced thinking that someday I would be old enough to wear a poodle skirt, loafers and dance!
I'm so thankful that I grew up in a large family. Family was important and we took time to be together as a family. I miss my mama and papa and my mom and dad. Now our family is making our own memories with the two dear granddaughters.
Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for inviting us to describe our favorite holiday tradition as we celebrate Pink Saturday.