Tuesday, November 18, 2008

opposite seasons

Gone for another 5 or 6 months are the days of barbeque parties here in Ohio. We have snow officially stuck on the ground today and not melting away. I know there are plenty of places in the world where you can dress in shorts for Christmas time but northernmost Ohio is not that place.



So now we look forward to the holiday shopping season when nearly every corner has a live Christmas tree lot, it seems. Don't you just love the scene in A Christmas Story when they go to the Christmas tree lot? And how about the flat tire incident on their way home?! Or plugging in the tree lights?!! Don't get me started on all my favorite parts of that movie, we could be here all day and your laundry wouldn't get done. We watch that movie over and over here at our house each December. When you read about it here, scroll down and read the section titled Dating The Story for some interesting trivia and movie goofs.




Have fun with these vintage images (unknown people) from my personal ephemera collection. You can use them freely as you wish. And remember, when you go see Santa don't tell him you want a football (like the above mentioned movie), tell him what you really want!



5 comments:

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Amy,
We are having our first hard freeze of the season tonight-- which, in our part of Georgia, is practically like snow!
Thanks for checking in on my blog--I've been super busy and haven't been able to make my rounds like I'd like. I'm sure things will settle down after the holidays. :)

Stay warm!

a portland granny said...

Thanks for getting me in the mood for the holidays. Loved the pictures. I don't like shopping, but I know you do from the treasures you find during your excursions! It take a special person, with lots of patience, to look through all of the unclaimed treasures in antique and second hand stores. You are gifted!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I loved every word you wrote in this post. It put me in the right frame of mind for the holidays. I do so love snow and hope we get a big one on Christmas Eve...m...

Carol said...

Amy...I love this post! Yup...we have snow in Ohio alright....12 inches on our deck!! I DO love it!!

She'sSewPretty said...

We have fog? Does that count? It was cold and foggy today. You know we think we're freezing here when it drops into the 60's. We're such wimps!