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Friday, December 4, 2009

Pink Saturday




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.

24 comments:

Melinda Cornish said...

now we are the older generation at the holiday things...how the heck did that happen so quick???? I love the pink record holder...it is awesome....

Susie Jefferson said...

What a lovely memory - love that pink record player. Those were the days - stack around 8 records in one go! Much more fun that CDs, and at least you got all the music you liked.

♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks so much for making my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

Jorgelina said...

Christmas time of memories and traditions.
Happy pink saturday!!!

Claudia said...

Such a lovely memory of a house full of loved ones. That tote is fabulous! I had something similar for my 45s - but not nearly as cute.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Say It With Roses said...

Great memories...I sure I had saved my pink record player...I did not have a cute tote to keep the records in tho...that one is a cutie.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jil

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pam...
I love this post. How sweet it is. Your story is just precious, and yes I to remember watching the older ones dance, wanting to learn as well. I even remember these record boxes like the one you purchased. I still have lots of 45s.

I love your cactus on down in your posts. Living in Phoenix, it sure did touch my heart. You did a beautiful job working with him. I love him most of all.

Please stop by and say hi. I would love to share my memory with you. Country hugs sweetie..Sherry

LV said...

Nothing better than the type family memories you shared with us today. I often wondered how large families survived, but I feel working together and love made it work.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Pam...So glad I stopped by on this special Pink Saturday...love your blog! We have lots in common as fabric artists, quilters, sewing history, vintage stuff and the Featherweight! I've been absent from PinkSat for several weeks, so I missed your debut...I'm catching up and so glad to visit you. Great Christmas Memory story! I'll be adding you to my Pink Saturday List, and I'd like to become a Follower...couldn't find your list, tho. Great to meet you....Sue

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Pam! I love that record holder, and I had one like it!!! Just like it!!! That I got for Christmas one year. Big smiles. :-) I wonder where it is now. I was a child in 60's, but I remember all the record hops. We danced even in elementary school. I was from a dancing town! LOL!

Happy Pink Saturday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a darling purse... I really enjoyed your story -- thanks for sharing.

If you get a moment I would love for you to stop by and read my Christmas Short Story post.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥ enjoy the season!

Carole B. said...

I love that pink tote. Looks like something I would have had.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Elizabeth said...

Love your pink tote, what a great find!

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday. What a wonderful memory. I can almost see your cousins dancing!

Mollye said...

Happy Pink Saturday and what a fun memory. It reminded me very much of my teen age years. Thanks for sharing, Mollye

someplace in thyme said...

Oh I think that is just the perfect way to grow up and spend a holiday. A large family is sure a gift, lots of love and support, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

CC said...

Ahhh, such sweet,lovely memories.. I miss those "back then" times. I think we all do sometime. Happy Pinks and have a wonderful weekend.

Fandango Moon said...

Wonderful! Love it--great find!
Thanks for sharing and happy pink Saturday!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Pam,

Another great find for your Pink Saturday!

Hugs

Betzie said...

That is a cute tote! I loved old 45's and dancing around to my record player...what fun we had!
Hope you have a nice Sunday and hope to see you again!

All things nice... said...

Thank you for visiting my blog :) What lovely memories, that bag is like a tinkerbell bag I got from santa one year :) I'll visit you every so often here on your blog.

All things nice...

Mary said...

Your holiday memories sound really special. I hope you are having a wonderful day and are looking forward to the holidays ahead.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a wonderful Christmas Memory! I remember those days of wishing to be old enough to wear a poodle skirt and going to Grandma and Grandpa's where all the cousins gathered! Wonderful days! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Coralie

(I signed as a follower...I couldn't believe I hadn't done so before! But I'm happy to be following you now!)

Nanna said...

oh I rememebr those! happy pink sat! great post!

Helen