What helps me remember past Christmases? One of the easiest ways is to look at photos of the days when my family would get together with relatives to celebrate Christmas.
We'd have three days of partying, starting with Réveillon that followed Midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Some years, Aunt Joan would have Réveillon at her home, while other years Mom hosted it at our home. We'd open our presents on Christmas morning (if we hadn't on Christmas Eve) and later have a big supper. The next day, we'd do the rounds visiting friends and family on Boxing Day and end up (most years) at my Aunt Jeanne d'arc's for supper.
|My paternal grandparents (far left) with their children |
and spouses, Christmas, about 1957.
|My Laneville cousins, about 1961.|
|My Aunt Joan and Uncle Andy, their son André, |
and (right) my Dad, Christmas, 1967.
Wherever we were, I still remember the sounds, the smells, and the joy of those long-ago Christmas days ...
Copyright © 2012, Yvonne Demoskoff.