Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Advent Calendar - Days 10 to 5

During December 2007, a number of genealogy bloggers participated in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories hosted by Thomas MacEntee on his Destination: Austin Family blog (click on the Day of the Month - unfortunately, the images aren't there any more). Each blogger wrote an article around a meme for the day. It was great fun, but a lot of work. One of my reasons for writing these posts was to leave my memories of Christmas in an organized way for my progeny.

Rather than waste bandwidth duplicating the posts every day (since nothing much has changed since last year), I'm just going to post them week-by-week, along with my little original doggerel for each day. We are counting backwards in this Advent Calendar series - the First Day of Christmas is December 24th.

The third week of Advent posts include:

* Day 10 - The Family Journal

On the 10th day of Christmas,
I sent to all my relatives
this year's Family Journal to read.

* Day 9 - Christmas at School

On the 9th day of Christmas,
I got dressed up as a tree
for the school play pageantry.

* Day 8 - Christmas Church Services

On the 8th Day of Christmas,
my true love reminded me
Of the reason for the season.

* Day 7 - Christmas Stockings

On the 7th Day of Christmas,
my true love said to me
"You'd better fill that up for me!"

* Day 6 - Christmas Shopping

On the 6th Day of Christmas,
My true love "ordered" me
To go out and buy some jewelry.

* Day 5 - Christmas and Deceased Relatives

On the 5th Day of Christmas
My true love said "I'm sad,
Let's go see your mom and dad."

More next week! Enjoy.

If you didn't participate in this Carnival last year and you want to blog on the memes - go for it! Your progeny will appreciate it, and your colleagues in the Genea-Blog-world will enjoy them.

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