Thursday, December 4, 2014

It's How You Look at It... A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas



"Then Pa and Ma and Mr. Edwards sat by the fire 

and talked about Christmas times back in Tennessee and up north in the Big Woods. But Mary and Laura looked at their beautiful cakes and played with their pennies and drank water out of their new cups. And little by little they licked and sucked their sticks of candy, till each stick was sharp-pointed on one end. That was a happy Christmas."

~Laura Ingalls Wilder
"Little House On The Prairie," page 252


It's all in how you look at it, isn't it?
Enjoy what you have, where you are, whom you are with now.

Blessings,
Laura






14 comments:

  1. What a sweet, sweet post, Laura. Wouldn't it be something to experience Christmas like that??

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  2. I can only imagine the looks on my kids face if I gave them these gifts for Christmas! Very spoiled generation! :)

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  3. Truer words were never spoken, Laura. There are so many tragedies going on around us right now that I have been continually meditating on how much we need to take advantage of every minute we have with someone and to live fully in the present!

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  4. My what a sweet, sweet post, Laura. I'd love nothing more than to be able to step back in time and experience a beautiful Christmas moment such as this :)

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  5. Oh I remember that so well, as a kid I had the books , I got them from a jumble sale and they were my secret world, even in the UK it was hugely popular

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  6. Laura,
    I love Little house , It is my favorite tv show/and the waltons.
    This Christmas one..was the absolute best..
    we Watch Little house nearly every day, we know what they are going to say, before they say it.lol
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful blessed Christmas..

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  7. I remember when I was 7 years old my big gift was a set of jacks and my sister 11 years old got a bottle of red nail polish. we also got underwear.

    Rue

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  8. Hi Rue,
    That's precious. It made a memory. I'll bet you can't remember most of what you got through the years.
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  9. Hi Debby Ray,

    Our gifts are usually rather modest by today's standards, but I thank God I'm able to give each of my children a few gifts. Even in the old days of more money, I kept the expectations low, because I wanted to keep the focus on Jesus.
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  10. Hi Dianna,
    I have become aware of how fleeting our moments are recently.
    Enjoy the moments you have wiht your loved ones!
    Laura

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  11. This is one of my favorite parts of Little House on the Prairie. Thanks for sharing it!

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  12. Holly
    You're very welcome, Holly. Happy Christmas!

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

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  13. Happy new year Judy. I think we have many interests in common. Blessings, L

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

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