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Christmas Past

A time I still remember, Christmas day in 'fifty-three; I was age fourteen then, and I recall those very special hours at home, so cozy, warm with my loved ones of many generations, happily around the sparkling tree with old-time trim of bubble lights, glass balls, and Christmas songs playing softly on the record player. Extended family- my mom and dad, grandparents, brother, cousins, uncles, aunts- spent happy hours, and such a blessed time was shared as peace and love were felt by all. It was perhaps the only year we were together in one place for Christmas day. I keep that time of family delight in memories that fill my heart- for some there on that day, so special in my thoughts, are dearly missed, no longer here with us- they fly with angel wings, look down from high above in Christmas past, with joy and love- as I, once the youngest, now the oldest generation, carry on that spirit and make traditions last- to someday be my children and grandchildren’s Christmas past. December 13, 2014 ~1st Place~ Writing Challenge- December 2019: I Want Christmas Poems Sponsor: Dear Heart - Wiishkobi Ode Judged: 12/113/2019 ~1st Place~ Contest: Nostalgia Sponsor: Nayda Ivette Negron Judged: 11/28/2016 ~1st Place~ Contest: Any Poem Sponsor: Broken Wings Judged: 12/21/2015 ~1st Place~ Christmas Past, Present or Future Sponsor: Kelly Deschler Judged: 01/09/2015

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Date: 5/15/2020 8:37:00 PM
Awesome that one day we are the youngest generation then in a wink, we are the oldest ~ where has time gone. It is marvelous to recognize our role in keeping the magic of traditions alive.
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Date: 12/15/2019 5:07:00 AM
Sandra, congratulations on your win in my Christmas writing challenge with this heart-warming poem, it reminded me so much of my own past Christmas's !
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Date: 12/14/2019 3:34:00 AM
I feel it is so important to share family experiences with our children. It is the only way for them to know a bit about the family members who have passed on. I never got to meet my grandmother's but I know about them through my mother. Congratulations on your first place win Sandra. I enjoyed sharing your memories. Mele Kalikimaka! : ) xxoo
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Date: 12/14/2019 2:01:00 AM
Congrats on your winning poem Sandra
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Date: 9/8/2018 6:40:00 PM
Lovely, Sandra. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Date: 9/4/2017 8:55:00 PM
A beautiful write Sandra! Congratulations on your win! :)
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Date: 9/2/2017 10:27:00 PM
Sandra, thank you for entering my contest, CONGRATULATIONS on your win. Janice
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Date: 11/30/2016 2:04:00 AM
Trans-generational very much indeed. this makes me think and feel. Congratulations and thank you for sharing. Kai
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Date: 11/29/2016 8:17:00 PM
Lovely nostalgia. Christmases back then must have been extra special. People believed more. Congratulations.
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Date: 11/29/2016 11:39:00 AM
Why are nostalgic thoughts remembered so sadly? Congratulations Sandra...
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Date: 11/29/2016 8:42:00 AM
Youngest to oldest..you've penned the journey so well Sandra!
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Date: 11/28/2016 7:49:00 PM
Very good poem, Sandra , congratulations again on your write.. Hugs Eve
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Date: 11/28/2016 3:24:00 PM
Dropping back again with my congrats Sandra:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/28/2016 9:11:00 AM
Congratulations Sandra on the first placement of the contest.
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Date: 12/23/2015 6:20:00 AM
Congratulations on winning 1st place!
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Date: 12/23/2015 1:59:00 AM
Hi Sandra. Congrats for your #1 placement in the contest! ;-)
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Date: 12/22/2015 1:43:00 AM
Lovely write n much deserved top place win Sandra.. big congrats!
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Date: 12/21/2015 9:25:00 PM
Nice win. SKAT
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Date: 12/21/2015 7:51:00 PM
Sandra you just warmed my heart of similar memories in a later decade ofcourse. So special! Congrats on your perfect placementN
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Date: 12/21/2015 6:21:00 PM
Lovely write and win Sandra congratulations on your 1st place win!!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 12/21/2015 7:05:00 PM
Hi Michael, thank you once again for your continued visits, uplifting comments and congrats. Sandra
Date: 12/21/2015 6:03:00 PM
Congratulations, Sandra, hugs dear friend and have a very Merry Christmas with blessings of love, happiness, wisdom, and wealth.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 12/21/2015 7:06:00 PM
Thank you, Eve! I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/16/2015 1:21:00 AM
Hi Sandra, Congratulations in Kelly D's contest. Always ~LINDA
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Date: 2/15/2015 10:27:00 PM
Sandra, CONGRATS on your awesome placement ~ SKAT ~
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Date: 2/11/2015 6:49:00 PM
Sandra, your works win.. They place high.. And this one here.. Is a reason why. You are so gifted!!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 2/11/2015 8:40:00 PM
You are so kind, Dave. I so much appreciate your nice rhyming compliment and comment. :) Thank you! Sandra
Date: 2/7/2015 2:38:00 PM
Dropping back again with my congrats Sandra :-) hugs Jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 2/8/2015 6:57:00 PM
Thank you once again, Jan. Hugs, Sandra
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