1: Highlandspring Holiday Traditions | 2011
2: Nola Mullins "My favorite thing about Christmas was putting up the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving and always putting an Angel on top."
3: Pat Hoffman One of my favorite things about Christmas was celebrating my daughter's birthday. We would make her a red cake every year to celebrate.
4: Recipe for Stewed Apples Margaret Gleason 8-10 Granny Smith Apples 1 Cup of Water 1 Cup of Sugar Cut the apples into quarters. Peel and core apples. Cut into slices. Combine water and sugar in a large pan. When the water and sugar start to simmer, add the apple slices. Stir occasionally. When the sauce starts to bubble up through the apples and the apples are translucent, they are finished! Too long and you will have apple sauce. Enjoy!
5: Holiday Traditions Santa always came to our house on Christmas Eve. We would have a light dinner on Santa plates, and then we would send our daughter, Mary Pat to the basement to wait for Santa. When it was safe to come upstairs, we would let the her know, and we would all open presents! We also had a little rectangular box that we would fill with straw for the baby Jesus. Everyday that My daughter Mary Pat was good during Advent, she would get to put a piece of straw in the box. Then on Christmas Eve we would put the baby Jesus in his bed. | Margaret Gleason
6: Mary Wilson "My favorite thing about Christmas was getting to spend time with my family."
7: Snickerdoodle Cookies 2 3/4 c. flour 1 tsp soda 2 tsp cream of tartar 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 c. butter 2 eggs sugar and cinnamon | Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in butter. Stir in the eggs. Roll into small balls. Coat with cinnamon and sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 min at 350 degrees. | Mary Vater
8: Margie Williams
9: Grandma's Eggnog Recipe Margie Williams Separate 3-4 eggs Beat egg whites until stiff. Add two tablespoons of sugar - set aside Beat egg yolks until creamy. Gradually add 2/3 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, half a gallon of milk, blend well. Fold in egg whites and add 1 pint softened vanilla ice cream - sprinkle with nutmeg - optional. | Favorite Memory: Lots of great memories - Loving mom with many attributes - cooked, baked, sewed, and was crafty. But her best attribute was her sense of humor. Mom & Dad loved to travel and were good dancers. She and Dad were good parents and taught us kids a lot!
10: 8 oz butter 8 oz castor sugar 1/2 tsp gravy browning 8 oz plain flour 1/8 tsp salt 1 level tsp mixed spice 1/2 level tsp baking powder 5-6 eggs 1 lb currants 4 oz raisins 4 oz glace cherries 2 oz chopped peel 4 oz blanched, chopped almonds Milk, if necessary 4-5 tbsp brandy (optional) | Christmas Cake | Line an 8 in cake tin with greaseproof paper. Cream the fat and sugar until white; add gravy browning. Sift together flour, salt, mixed spice and baking powder. Add egg and flour alternately t the creamed fat, beating well between each addition. | Stir in fruit and almonds and add milk if necessary to make a heavy dropping consistency. Place mixture in the cake tin and tie a piece of paper round the outside. Smooth the mixture and make a depression in the center. Bake at 335 degrees for a half hour then reduce to 290 degrees for another 3-3.5 hours. Allow to firm before removing from the tin, and when cold remove paper. Price bottom of cake well and sprinkle brandy over it. Leave for a few days before icing.
11: Peter Atkins
12: Jean always loved decorating her home for Christmas. She also loved buying presents for her grandchildren. This is a picture of Leo & Jean having Christmas dinner. | JEAN SMITH
13: Patricia Ohearn
14: ROBERT WEBSTER
15: NAUGHTY | NICE | Our Holiday Tradition Dad was born on Christmas Eve. When he was growing up he never had a Birthday Cake or gifts because it was Christmas and his family couldn't afford both. So as we were growing up we always celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve complete with Christmas and Birthday presents and cake! He always made sure we had a cake on our birthday's no matter how tight things were. Even as adults, we wouldn't be home but when we returned a cake would be on our doorstep. | The | Webster's
16: Christmas Memory Spending time with the family. Opening presents on Christmas morning and being with everyone was one of Mary's favorite things to do during the holidays! | Mary Egan
17: MARY EGAN
18: Catherine Stevie | Louise Melville | Delores Buecker | Arthur Meyer
19: Robert Lilley | Faith Hurd
21: Santa and Me