20 December 2011

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 22: #15

This week Patrice shared her Christmas tree and ornaments with us via video. How nice to have a voice with the words this week!

Please head on over to Everyday Ruralty to join in the fun!

This week's questions:

Tell me your favorite Christmas tradition.

I think that my favorite Christmas tradition is watching the old movies It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. Watching the Macy's parade used to be a part of this, too, but they've gone so off course from what it was meant to be that it is no longer a joy to watch. This year is the first year since I can remember that I didn't watch the parade. And you know what? The world didn't come to an end! Traditions are nice, but sometimes, maybe, we have to let go of some of them. When Victoria let her secret become the focal point of the parade's entertainment, in my opinion, it was time to let go of that tradition. I also love the tradition of starting our official Christmas season with my oldest daughter's birthday.

My favorite Christmas tradition when I lived in South Carolina was going to my granny's house for dinner. We went every year from the time I was a little girl. I don't remember ever not going to her house for Christmas when I was a child. Granny and Mama didn't always get along and sometimes there would be an argument, but we were all there, together, and the food was wonderful!

Are you ready for Christmas?

I'm as ready as I will ever be. It just hasn't been the same since we moved out here to Texas and can never be the same now that Granny has gone on to Heaven.

What would you like to talk about if you were sitting here in my living room with me?

I would love to talk about family history, world history, books, and most definitely life on a farm. I would love to live on a farm way out in the country. I was born in town but I was raised in the woods. I'll always be a country girl at heart.

Merry Christmas, everybody!


  1. I'm so glad you joined in, Suzanne. I like the old movies too! Have a blessed Christmas!

  2. I LOVE the Debbie Macomber quote!!!!

  3. @Patrice

    Thank you, Patrice, on both counts. I hope that you have a beautiful Christmas!


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