Advent Calendar: December 7, 2009: Holiday Parties

Holiday Parties
Did your family throw a holiday party each year? Do you remember attending any holiday parties?

Our family still has holiday parties. In the “good ol’ days” my parents and I would join my aunts, uncles and cousins to spend Christmas Day at my Grandma Figlar’s house–and it was quite a gathering. Lots of food, laughter, conversation, and the occasional scuffle or two. But it was all about FAMILY. I sure miss those days!

Each year in Pittsburgh the family still has a gathering, usually a day or two after Christmas. Because we are scattered now and everyone has their own work schedules and other obligations, not everyone can make the party every year. But an effort is made to still come together for some good food, laughs, and a Christmas grab bag.