Monday, December 13, 2010

Old-fashioned Christmas


Mr. Fezziwig's Ball
Originally uploaded by jholbo
Last night I was watching A Christmas Carol and the scene came on where Mr. Fezziwig was having a Christmas party and dance for his employee's. It reminded me of a certain Christmas party from when I was a girl.

My dad belonged to a Muzzleloaders Club for a time. The Shoot's were held every so often and it was so much fun to go. Many of the men and women would be dressed in mountain men and period attire, tents and teepees set-up amid lots of laughter and gunsmoke. It was always an exciting day.

One year, an old-fashioned Christmas party and dance were held. Generally we just went to the shoots in our normal clothes, but for this dance, Mom made us what I thought of as our "Laura Ingalls dresses", complete with old-fashioned aprons. I don't remember a lot about the actual party, just a misty image of boots stomping, skirts swirling amid much talk and laughter. A very fun childhood memory to have.

I wish you all on old-fashioned, country Christmas.

9 comments:

mtnchild said...

Old fashioned Mountain Man Christmas - I love that idea. What a great memory ...
Yvette

Tipper said...

Now that sounds like fun!! I always secretly wanted to be Laura : ) I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Bonnie said...

I hope you saved some of your dresses. Sounds like loads of fun.

Paige said...

Wishing the best to you, too!

Adrienne said...

What a great memory! That sounds like so muchfun - you should recreate ;-)

Life in the Big Grey Victorian On The Corner said...

Sounds like you were blessed with wonderful parents!

Paula said...

That was a neat story, Paula!
Hope you have a wonderful old-fashioned Christmas too...

Twisted Fencepost said...

That does sound like a lot of fun. Especially for a child!

Stacey's Treasures said...

That was lots of fun!
I remember dancing with my Daddy at that party.
For some reason I remember feeling very shy at those functions. Mom would say go play & for some reason I was to shy to go join the other kids who looked like they where having great fun.