In January of 1958 our little brother Tim was born. I was so excited to have a baby brother. I’m seven in this photo. I was the baby of our family for seven years until Tim was born. We had to put the tree on a table to keep it out of Tim’s reach. That tinsel is so inviting to those little fingers along with everything else that sparkles. It was fun to enjoy Christmas with an 11 month old. I was a sick little girl during this time. The best information I have is that I had some kind of kidney infection that required a hospital stay and then a few months of recovery. I remember having a home teacher and missing Valentine’s Day at school. My home teacher brought me a bag full of Valentines from my classmates. I also remember not being able to have any salt and having to drink a lot of water. After a while a glass of water looked like medicine to me. Hmmm, maybe that’s why I don’t like to be told to drink water to this day. I enjoy it in moderation. 🙂

Bloggers are very busy this week and have little time for visiting so I’m taking the opportunity to put a little Christmas history on my blog that will help my memory now and later.

We’re having a little Christmas Open House on Sunday and I need to come up with a few appetizers and some sweets and we need to decide on some festive drinks. There are so many great choices out there, I just need to choose from among them! Glad our first beyond the family event at our Country Bungalow will be small.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Wonder

  1. Oh yes! I see that Tim had quite an eye for that tree! 😁 I must drink lots of water and woe be unto me if I don’t. I feel about it as you do…not my favorite beverage.


  2. Sweet picture and memories of Christmas ago. Yes, I remember tinsel on our Christmas tree too. Have so much fun at your open house – such a great idea for your new home! Can’t wait to see what appies and drinks you decide on!

  3. That is such a cute photo and thank you for sharing your interesting memories. I had toxemia poisoning when I was around that age, and remember lots of trips to the hospital. Our poor mums, what they must have gone through. Enjoy your open house party. That will be a lot of fun.

  4. I still put tinsel on our Christmas tree.
    No tree this year though. Just a little fake one with lights that sits on a table.
    Nice memory of your baby brother. : )

  5. Tinsel! I haven’t seen that in ages.

    Thank you for your comment on my post of the Solzhenitsyn quote. Have you posted yet about when they went back in the 90’s? You mentioned it once! 🙂 I would love to hear. I wonder how your life would be now if they hadn’t escaped.

  6. I can only imagine how it must have felt to have to endure what you did!!! I had the opposite thing going on as a child: an iodine deficiency. The doctor at that time suggested MORE salt with iodine. What?!??!?!!?!?😳 I hardly think any physician in this day and time would go there!!! Salt for me was your water! Obviously your medical situation was much more dire, though. I’m sorry you had to go through that.

    I was born in ‘58, too. I don’t know that my sister was a thrilled as you to be usurped as not only the baby, but the only child after so many years!

    Merry Christmas, Ellen!

    • Ha, I guess I was bored with my older siblings! That is crazy about suggesting more salt with iodine. Merry Christmas to you, Alycia!

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