Those 70ish girls… Our magical Sanderson Christmas Eve

In light of the wonderful family stories my cousin, Valerie, has written and shared on our blog, I decided this would be a good time to once again share with you, Our Magical Christmas Eve…I hope it warms your heart and inspires you to reflect on your own favorite childhood Christmas celebrations. I intended to include the poem in writing as well as the recording, but I couldn’t find it.

These pictures are captures from Aunt Irma Sanderson’s 8 mm recordings. They include Grandpa Sanderson wearing his cap with the flaps while picking up all the gifts and delivering them to the home where that year’s Christmas Eve gathering would be held. (BL) Grandma Sanderson is keeping an eye on all the grandchildren as they wait to eat. Our beloved Aunt Tet is pictured in the bottom center photo. My mother, Loretta, and Aunt Elna are preparing ham sandwiches on potato rolls in my family’s kitchen (BR).

One thought on “Those 70ish girls… Our magical Sanderson Christmas Eve

  1. Valerie Halla December 11, 2022 / 10:01 pm

    How lucky we all were to share these special Christmas Eves. I was awestruck with the entire celebration when we lived there in my 7th and 8th grades in Murdo. Pure joy and love and fun being with all our families under the Sanderson umbrella.
    Thanks for writing beautifully and recording your memories in the poem.


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