Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Ghost of christmas past

My Mother had three children within two and a half years.  Ned and Tom are what is known as Irish Twins, born within 11 months of each other.  They may as well have been twins, as they were inseperable. 

The above picture was taken in 1962.  Tom was as blonde as Ned is dark.  Who decided who got to represent the South and the North was proably left up to Mom.  This Christmas burns bright in my memory. 

One of my Mom's favorite Christmas stories.... The brood of children were pre-school age. She took us kids shopping in downtown Lexington during the Christmas season.  Downtowns were  the center of culture and shopping during that time.  We looked forward all year to visiting Santa and  whispering our wish lists in his ear.

Ned was older than Tom and the leader.  We  finished our audience with Santa and were on our way out of the store.  Ned and Tom had their heads together and Tom stopped in the center of the store and yells at the top of his lungs,


And then ran as fast as his chubby legs would take him, but not so fast as Mom couldn't grab him and exit the store red faced with Ned and I trailing, laughing all the way.



barebytes said...

Hahaha Lmao....Very funny memory and one to cherish always, just goes to prove that kids do say the sarnest things. :-) Lanny

chefgracegeorge said...

I just spewed my tea all over the desk! Thanks for the laugh!

lotzamoe said...

In 1967 I asked Santa for "Rock em Sock em Robots". I didn't get them. I yell the same thing every year at him.

micheleandres said...

Very funny.... and so true! Santa and I need to hit the gym and it's been needed for years. lol

sonensmilinmon said...

It was about that time that Santa forgot my easy bake oven! I never did learn to cook cuz of that Santa!!! GO TOM!!!
Smilin Mon

dymphna103 said...

that is great. ned sounds like me puling pranks...john