Thursday, December 18, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday: Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past five years (2009 through 2013), and this year, the prompts and their sequence are the same as in 2013.  Due to some pressing needs to get some other projects done (like gift books for my parents made out of the previous years' blog posts), I'm going to link to the appropriate post from 2013 (which also links to older posts, when applicable) in the prompt title, and add a relevant photo - if possible.  Today is one of those days when I'm going to add a Christmas-related photo totally unrelated to the prompt - just because it's an old photo related to my family history!

The prompt for December 18 – Christmas Baking

Another photo from my parents' huge collection - I too save photos sent to me in Christmas cards.  This is one my parents received )probably) from my first cousin Rosemary, of her three children and her father, my uncle Bud Streff:

The Grandusky kids:  Jonathan Joseph (J.J.), Heather, and Brooke (on grandfather Bud Streff's lap), about 1979


The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.


© Amanda Pape - 2014 - click here to e-mail me.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: Christmas Stories

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past five years (2009 through 2013), and this year, the prompts and their sequence are the same as in 2013.  Due to some pressing needs to get some other projects done (like gift books for my parents made out of the previous years' blog posts), I'm going to link to the appropriate post from 2013 (which also links to older posts, when applicable) in the prompt title, and add a relevant photo.


The prompt for  December 17 – Christmas Stories


An author who lives nearby, Lori Wilde, writes romance novels set in the mythical town of Twilight, Texas - which is based on my home of Granbury.  Three of the books are set in Twilight at Christmastime - which makes them Christmas stories, right?  One of those (The Christmas Cookie Collection) is actually a compilation of four novellas, pictured below.


The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.


© Amanda Pape - 2014 - click here to e-mail me.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past five years (2009 through 2013), and this year, the prompts and their sequence are the same as in 2013.  Due to some pressing needs to get some other projects done (like gift books for my parents made out of the previous years' blog posts), I'm going to link to the appropriate post from 2013 (which also links to older posts, when applicable) in the prompt title, and add a relevant photo.


The prompt for December 16 – Christmas Travel  

Christmas tree at Puerto Maya, Cozumel, Mexico, still up when we were there January 10, 2014

The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.

© Amanda Pape - 2014 - click here to e-mail me.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: Tree Ornaments

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past five years (2009 through 2013), and this year, the prompts and their sequence are the same as in 2013.  Due to some pressing needs to get some other projects done (like gift books for my parents made out of the previous years' blog posts), I'm going to link to the appropriate post from 2013 (which also links to older posts, when applicable) in the prompt title, and add a relevant photo.


The prompt for December 15 – Christmas Tree Decorations

My son Eric made the Good Boys list!


The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.


© Amanda Pape - 2014 - click here to e-mail me.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sentimental Sunday: Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past five years (2009 through 2013), and this year, the prompts and their sequence are the same as in 2013.  Due to some pressing needs to get some other projects done (like gift books for my parents made out of the previous years' blog posts), I'm going to link to the appropriate post from 2013 (which also links to older posts, when applicable) in the prompt title, and add a relevant photo - if possible.  Today is one of those days when I'm going to add a Christmas-related photo totally unrelated to the prompt - just because it's an old photo related to my family history!


The prompt for December 14 – Christmas Cookies

Christmastime, 1958, probably at Nana and Grandpa's house on Lunt in Chicago, Illinois.
The Dietz kids, clockwise from top:  Ron, Shelly, and Ruth


The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.


© Amanda Pape - 2014 - click here to e-mail me.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sibling Saturday: Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past five years (2009 through 2013), and this year, the prompts and their sequence are the same as in 2013.  Due to some pressing needs to get some other projects done (like gift books for my parents made out of the previous years' blog posts), I'm going to link to the appropriate post from 2013 (which also links to older posts, when applicable) in the prompt title, and add a relevant photo - if possible.  Today is one of those days when I'm going to add a Christmas-related photo totally unrelated to the prompt - just because it's an old photo related to my family history!

The prompt for December 13 – Christmas at School

My Pape first cousins - probably Christmas 1965, and then the film was developed in March 1965.
Clockwise from Roxie the dog:  Bobbie, Donna, Terrie, and Judy


The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.


© Amanda Pape - 2014 - click here to e-mail me.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday's Faces From the Past: Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past five years (2009 through 2013), and this year, the prompts and their sequence are the same as in 2013.  Due to some pressing needs to get some other projects done (like gift books for my parents made out of the previous years' blog posts), I'm going to link to the appropriate post from 2013 (which also links to older posts, when applicable) in the prompt title, and add a relevant photo - if possible.  Today is one of those days when I'm going to add a Christmas-related photo totally unrelated to the prompt - just because it's an old photo related to my family history!

The prompt for December 12 – Fruitcake - Friend or Foe?

Uncle Bob & Aunt Lorrie (Paul Robert Pape Jr. & Delores Olker Pape), Aunt Betty & Uncle Bud (Elizabeth Marie Pape Streff and Frank James Streff), Christmas 1958, probably at Nana & Grandpa's house on Lunt in Chicago, Illinois


The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.


© Amanda Pape - 2014 - click here to e-mail me.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: Treasure Chest Thursday Church

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past five years (2009 through 2013), and this year, the prompts and their sequence are the same as in 2013.  Due to some pressing needs to get some other projects done (like gift books for my parents made out of the previous years' blog posts), I'm going to link to the appropriate post from 2013 (which also links to older posts, when applicable) in the prompt title, and add a relevant photo - if possible.  Today is one of those days when I'm going to add a Christmas-related photo totally unrelated to the prompt - just because it's an old photo related to my family history!

The prompt for December 11 – Christmas at Church


Above is the church and some of the surrounding snow-covered trees, benches, and a snowman that were a part of my parents' Christmas decorations in 1994.

I believe Mom & Dad still have all or part of this set in a box somewhere.  I found a better photo (at right) of the church on an auction site - it's described as a "Vintage Ceramic Handcrafted LIGHT UP CHURCH W/ Stained Glass Look Windows."


The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.


© Amanda Pape - 2014 - click here to e-mail me.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

(Not-So-) Wordless Wednesday: Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past five years (2009 through 2013), and this year, the prompts and their sequence are the same as in 2013.  Due to some pressing needs to get some other projects done (like gift books for my parents made out of the previous years' blog posts), I'm going to link to the appropriate post from 2013 (which also links to older posts, when applicable) in the prompt title, and add a relevant photo - if possible.  Today is one of those days when I'm going to add a Christmas-related photo totally unrelated to the prompt - just because it's an old photo related to my family history!

The prompt for  December 10 – Christmas Traditions

Christmastime in 1958, probably at Nana and Grandpa's house on Lunt Avenue in Chicago, Illinois,  From the left:  a little bit of my first cousin Ron Dietz, Grandpa (Paul Robert Pape) holding granddaughter Shelly Dietz, Aunt Lorrie (Delores Olker Pape) with daughter Donna Pape snuggling against her legs, Nana (Elizabeth Florence Massmann Pape) with granddaughter Terrie Pape at her feet, and first cousin Bud Streff standing at the far right.

The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.


© Amanda Pape - 2014 - click here to e-mail me.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: Christmas Crafts

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past five years (2009 through 2013), and this year, the prompts and their sequence are the same as in 2013.  Due to some pressing needs to get some other projects done (like gift books for my parents made out of the previous years' blog posts), I'm going to link to the appropriate post from 2013 (which also links to older posts, when applicable) in the prompt title, and add a relevant photo.

The prompt for December 9 – Christmas Crafts

Angel tree topper made by my parents' friend Dorothy Marr.  This photo was taken
 at Christmas 1984.  Mom & Dad used this angel on the tree at least 25 years.


The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.


© Amanda Pape - 2014 - click here to e-mail me.