With the holidays coming, I’ve been cleaning house to make way for the onslaught of decorations, presents and bodies that will soon be invading (cough, sputter) … I mean … adorning this space. And, in my travels, I came across a little project that, due to my failing memory and organizational skills, I’ve overlooked for a few years now.
In the interest of maintaining it for my children, I emailed my family for a little assistance in, literally, filling in the blanks.
Subject: Christmas 2010
Date: November 9, 2012 6:21:52 PM CST
To: My Family
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Yes, I said Christmas 2010.
Oops, I have a lovely memory book someone gave me with the family name embossed on the front leather cover. I’m supposed to record a small number of annual holiday memories each year. For TWENTY YEARS. (I know. I’m exhausted already.) Whatever. It’s a nice keepsake that my kids can fight over after I’m dead. Anyway, it would seem that I forgot to write in it for the past TWO years. (Yes, fine. I’m a complete dumb ass, not to mention a crappy mother.) And now I’m trying to play catch up with this whole project.
2011 is not a problem. I can remember 11 months ago clearly. But … apparently … my brain’s hard drive only holds 12 months capacity. Because I’m not even sure I celebrated Christmas 2010. Were we all living in Louisiana back then? Was I a mom yet or was I still in high school? Who was the freakin’ president at the time? I just can’t remember.
That’s where you equally senile fools come in.
Following are the questions I have to answer. Can ANY of you answer ANY of them? Even in pathetic, fragmented pieces? Or should I just wing it and say we all vacationed together on the French Riviera that year? WHO IS EVER GONNA KNOW, RIGHT?!!?
Anyway, good luck on your quiz. Remember, there are no wrong answers! I will accept anything. Including fiction. As long as we all agree, it’s not a lie.
- Holidays Visits & Visitors …
- Christmas Eve …
- Christmas Day …
- Christmas Dinner …
- Special Gifts …
- Things We Want to Remember …
Thanks, all. See you at Thanksgiving!Michele
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Sadly, no one has responded yet. I’m guessing they’re all busy gathering notes and pictures for me as a big, elaborate family surprise. Or maybe they’re just planning some sort of intervention. So I’m putting it out there to you guys.
Anyone want to take a stab at rewriting my Christmas 2010?
I’ll compile my favorite answers in a future post. Hell, I might even log them into the memory book if nothing real presents itself. Oh, I’ll save you a piece of pumpkin pie. Dave makes a pretty good one so that’s nothing to sneeze at. (Plus, you should never sneeze on food. Especially pie.) Just use above the questions as your template and share your answers in the comments. Very few of you knew me in 2010 so I’m expecting a little creative fiction.
Perhaps you can make me interesting. Or an astronaut. Either way, thanks for playing.