Thursday, December 20, 2012

Friday Flash 55.....




Christmas 1955
Everybody put up a REAL tree.
We decorated it with Bubble Lights and Tinsel.
The country wasn't fighting in a war.
I attented Kindergarten in a two-room schoolhouse.
My Grandparents were still alive.
My Mom Lorrie was still alive.
My little brother Jimmy was still alive.
Santa Claus was still alive.........


Wonderful Wonderful Memories.
If you or anyone you know has a memory or has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment....Then BOOK!
So from the most nostalgic and gracious host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick Ass Long Ass Holiday Week-End.!!!!!
Merry Christmas Everybody!!!!

25 comments:

razzamadazzle said...

This really is the time of year to be nostalgic. It really was a different time, but I'm loving the blizzard we just got! I do hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Mine is up: http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/the-dance-of-pan/

Brian Miller said...

chirstmas is one of those times that you def notice the empty chairs...a little heavy thought there...i miss the live trees...we travel though so its hard to do a live one...hoping for some snow actually to brighten the eve, we'll see...

might hit you up tomorrow with a 55, ran over just a few today...if i dont see you have a great christmas g...find a bit of cheer...

brandi said...

Hugs to you, G-Man.
Mine is up. I "bent" the rules a wee bit.

http://voicesforrabbits.blogspot.com/2012/12/not-quite-flash-fiction-55-angel-in-jet.html

bunnygirl said...

You can't go back, but there are always new memories to be made. Just a different kind of sweet...

Let It Snow!

Alice Audrey said...

We still have bubble lights, but our three is flat.

myheartslovesongs.com said...

i remember bubble lights!!!

it's hard to be merry this year but i hope that 2013 brings you some joy, Galen!

Happy Christmas & New Years, G!

*hugs*
dani

here's my 55~
http://myheartslovesongs.com/2012/12/20/tell-me-what-you-want/

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I remember bubble lights.....one of my fondest memories of Christmas, waiting for the bubbles to rise....... :)

Yule Blessings this day, my friend......

*hugs*

Mimi
The....(well, take your pick of blogs) ;)

Craig said...

Well, for Christmas '55 I was almost 7 months in utero. I'm told my birth-mother got a day-pass from the home for unwed mothers, so she could spend Christmas with her family. . .

I don't remember the bubble lights; we just had the strings of big bulbs. (And yeah. . . there's nothing even remotely phallic about that ad, is there? I love the look on the girl's face. . .)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Merry Christmas! It is a very nostalgic time. I mourn the loss of my grandparents but a younger sibling? Oh...that would be too much to bear.

I think our generation had much in common. We went to a one-room schoolhouse through sixth grade. Now that was an education!

We still put up a real tree, and it seems like we're always involved in a war. My random posts don't always coincide with Fridays and once again I found it impossible to stop at 55 words, but I wanted to stop and say hello. Should I get something less wordy together, I'll let you know.

the walking man said...

I tried but it came out angry and the more i tried the more pissed on I felt how about one word relating the fiscal cliff....CRASH!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I 55'd!
Weeeeeeee!
It's a Yule Miracle!
:D


http://collagepirate.blogspot.com/2012/12/hoarfrost.html



izzy said...

Love your Nostalgia! Added a bit of my own! thanks, G- be back later to visit more :)

hope said...

Until they outlaws real trees, I will ALWAYS have a real Christmas tree. There's no other aroma like it in the world!

Mine's up. Wishing you and yours (even those in far away places and in spite of the earworm you planted yesterday with the Constantinople reference) Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!

Nessa said...

So many wonderful people are no longer with us in person but they made for great memories and still live within us and our traditions.

Flash 55 - I'm Alive, You're Alive

Other Mary said...

Awww...sounds like Christmas past was nice in your world. I hope you have a good one this year G-man.

And sorry this is so late, but I didn't think I'd need to do a 55 what with the apocalypse and all. But it's finally done and you can
check it out here

Glenn Buttkus said...

Happy Holidays, G-Man, on humanity's final day. Here is my 55: NEED FOR SPEED
http://bibliosity.blogspot.com/2012/12/need-for-speed.html

Lydia said...

Wow, G, how poignant. After reading your 55 I let out a thoughtful "Hmmmm" here at the computer. So very touching.

I am late. Actually I lost track of the days because my husband is home for a couple days and I forgot it is Friday!

Happy Christmas to you and yours!

Lydia said...

P.S. Mine is Julia Bulette

lime said...

i never heard of bubble lights until this year when a friend found some for her tree.

hold onto the good memories. let them warm you. xo

manicddaily said...

I love bubble lights. I'm so sorry for your losses.

Mine is not so Christmasy, but you may enjoy. Sorry to be so late! A busy time.

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/the-solution-per-nra-flash-55/

Margaret said...

What a wonderful, sentimental post. Merry Christmas, Galen! We have a real Christmas tree this year and we aren't the only ones who are enjoying it.
Feline Madness

I am battling a nasty flu bug right now - haven't been sick like this in years. I will swing round when I am better in a few days.

Lady In Read said...

holidays, festivities always bring nostalgia.. memories..
Mine is up: http://myrandrspace.blogspot.com/2012/12/fun-fridays-holiday-parties-are-fun.html

Akelamalu said...

I didn't play this week G but I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Christmas and thankyou for hosting FFF. xx

GAB said...

OOooo I love bubble lights we even still have some...We used to use them every year but then I was afraid they would burn out and I'd loose them so I put them away...most of them are as old or older than me

Jannie Funster said...

nice memories, G-Man. Peace and joy. xo