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THE RED VELVET CHRISTMAS ROBE

Oh, that special Christmas, unlike the ones today. When little girls wore such beautiful clothes. Decades before jeans and running shoes. Curled hair, pretty bows and we had manners, too. We saw beautiful movies, at cinema, we’d clap with joy and shout, hooray! Oh, how we adored those shows. They were for us on Saturdays, we’d go and not one of us were ever alone or had the blues. Richard, Joanie, Connie and funny Sue. I wondered what my parents were buying for me, that snow-filled Christmas day. I did ponder new skates, or toys, but they really bought the present more beautiful than snow. A genuine, red velvet housecoat with red satin slippers, i think my mind, they blew. That housecoat, it was magical, I was speechless, Not knowing what to say. I sat, wrapped in luxury, drinking hot chocolate in the gold Windsor chair, watching Chicago winds, wildly gust and blow! Bacon cooking, fresh coffee brewing, I was only a delicate, twelve years of age. But, I must be honest as on that day, the red velvet housecoat and satin slippers. Made me a movie starlet in every conceivable way. So thank you Mom and dad, those little girl starlet dreams, years later got me to be an extra in two movies. And worked on stage at Second City, imrov and did Stand up Comedy in Chicago. Was a close friend of the late Roger Ebert, movie critic. May he rest in peace. I still dream of our wonderul home, that glorious fireplace, But mostly that exquisite red house coat and genuine satin slippers that launched me into the love of not only dance But the theater. Love you, Mom and Dad...xoxo. Panagiota

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Date: 12/5/2021 4:46:00 PM
This piece represents wonderful memories you had as a child. Just warm, sweet and beautiful.
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 1/4/2022 11:27:00 PM
Wonderful parents the joy of giving was ther life....they spread it around to al. They lived to give. Pangie
Date: 12/5/2021 12:21:00 PM
Verses that speak of beloved family, Christmas and dear memories. Remembering our childhood and our parents in this Christmas season is a joy to read! You hit the mark with this one for sure! A fav.. God bless..
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Date: 12/5/2021 2:23:00 PM
That Christmas was wonderful. Wow. This year am at my daughters as you know. She is my RN 24/7 as my broken thigh heals.i recall those days with a full heart My parents were kind, candid to a fault, loathed phony people. Hard workers and generous. I do miss the class, they had. Cherish those still with us! Love to you all, Panagiota xxx
Date: 12/4/2021 11:43:00 AM
Exquisite memories, Pangie. You have had quite the marvelous life!
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Date: 12/4/2021 1:10:00 PM
Sure did Andrea, i was on stage in both elementary and high school. Second City was so fun. Many went on to be in movies, i was so happy for their success. They really worked hard. Pangie xoxo
Date: 12/3/2021 11:26:00 PM
Those happy childhood memories we had as kids always surface around this time of year. They were without doubt the best of Christmases and we always remember those no longer with us. Tom
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Date: 12/4/2021 12:59:00 PM
Tom, how accurate you are. Our early years? What a delight. I even went to nightclubs with them and saw famouus singers and musicians. Nightclubs were sane and so lovely, we recall our parents, church going and being goodm right? Bless our parentts,Panagiota xoxo
Date: 12/3/2021 11:20:00 PM
You painted a gorgeous picture. I could see it all clearly. My mom used to reminisce about going to the movies as a young girl. How her mom would have her all starched and pressed and she couldn’t sit until it was time to go. Anyway what a beautiful Christmas memory you’ve shared with us :)
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Date: 12/4/2021 12:53:00 PM
PS, and I thank you for that share about your Mom. I looked at pictures of myself in those days.Amazed at How we were all dressed so well. No matter what time of the year. It was moving to see that! I did love those slippers and robe. Like from a Hollywood movie, In the days before it went bonkers..it started my dreams rolling. Who Knew PS? Panagiota xoxo