A to Z Challenge Day 24

Day 24 – The Letter X


Day 24 brings the letter X, which was always going to be tricky!  I decided to write about Xmas, and have found a couple of photographs from years ago!  The first one is a black and white shot of a three year old me sitting on Sants’s knee.  He looks very friendly, but I still look quite freaked out by him!  Maybe I wasn’t quite old enough to realise he was the nice old guy who left a sackfull of presents on Xmas Eve!  I have vague memories of being taken to visit Santa each year, in a department store.  I would always ask for the same thing – a doll.

The colour photo was taken in 1970, and was how I remember Xmas each year.  The same decorations, tree etc would come out every year.  You can see my presents on the armchair: among them books, annuals and Sindy in a new outfit!  I also notice the photograph on the mantelpiece of my parents wedding.  I’m guessing the handbag I’m holding and the slippers I’m wearing were also gifts!

me and santa

christmas 1970

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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2 Responses to A to Z Challenge Day 24

  1. I was wondering what you were going to do with X! I love the pix. You look very very cynical on Santa’s lap. I wonder if it’s because his beard looks so fake! The other photo is wonderful. I had a skirt just like that, too.

  2. Great photos and X-mas is always a good choice for X. I love that time of the year, and enjoy reading stories.

    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

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