|Our home on Elmwood Street, Circa 1929|
Another favorite Christmas memory was the smell of cookies baking in the kitchen, and then the many tins of cookies and other goodies, stacked up on the attic stairs to keep fresh, waiting to be eaten by family and friends at Christmas. We kids were forbidden to touch the containers before Christmas…but it sure was a temptation! My favorite cookies were Anise Cookies and Sand Tarts. These were very special old German recipes that my mother loved to bake for our family, and we sure loved to eat them! (Recipes can be found on my blog page- "It's Recipe Thyme"---Another New Recipe)http://pamelasopenwindow.blogspot.com/p/its-recipe-thyme-new-recipe.html
|The Christmas Tree and the Train Village I made as a child. (Billy Mursch talking) |
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|Another view of the Train Village under the Christmas Tree in the living room|
at our home on Elmwood Street.
|"The locomotive and train is the one my Dad made for me. The village |
was an elaborate creation that got better every year as I learned how to
add more interesting stuff to it." (per Billy Mursch)
Please check back next week to hear the rest of this story...it keeps getting better...!http://pamelasopenwindow.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-on-elmwood-street-part-three.html
(You can click on these pictures to get a close up view).