“Christmas is, notoriously, a time for nostalgia and for many ‘Christmas present’ is considered never to be quite the same as ‘Christmas past.”
I hope you enjoy the following photos. For me the photos brought back many memories of Christmas Pasts… (Made me feel a little older to LOL)
“Today, the word “nostalgia” carries positive, day dreamy associations, but it was coined to refer to experiences that were terrifying and sad.” READ MORE (interesting)
The Ghost of Christmas Past is the first of the three spirits (after the visitation by Jacob Marley) to haunt Ebenezer Scrooge. This angelic spirit shows Scrooge scenes from his past that occurred on or around Christmas, in order to demonstrate to him the necessity of changing his ways. “These are the shadows of things that have been. That they are what they are, do not blame me!”
To Grandmother’s house we go…..
Today, there is a lot of anxiety about change and maybe a yearning for a simpler world.
Cabbage Patch Kids were "adopted" each with their own individual name and birth certificate.
I really enjoyed my “Erector Set” and it was motorized.
Time out.. I have to read my Boy’s Life…. CLICK to subscribe…
Love those Christmas toys:::
Then there was Christmas Day evening when, if you were lucky you might even get to play with your new toys.
A very special thanks to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio for their great exhibits and free admission to.
Maybe we will “grow up” sometime…(maybe not)……. Christmas Present..Christmas Past.. Nostalgia..& A Merry Christmas To You..From Joe Todd and Linda