- Zulieka O’Daniel was born in 1911 and grew up on a farm southwest of Hart, Texas. She recalls the usual treats during the holidays and one very special Christmas. Here is her story.
- Reba Guess and Elora Riddle were born in Alabama. They were two of the eleven children. The family moved to a farm west of Kress, Texas in 1915. Their memories reflect some of the changes the family experienced. Reba tells about the family’s celebration in Alabama.Their recollections can be found here.
- Cindy Kennedy lived on a farm near Wildorado when she was a little girl. There were four girls in the family. There were no brothers, but an uncle lived with them most of the time the girls were growing up. Uncle Roy was a part of the family. Cindy’s family went through some tough times financially. Cindy remembers one fairly bleak Christmas. Mrs. Kennedy recalls the Christmases of her youth.
- Mill Boyd moved to Dumas in about1920 when she was in the third grade. A community celebration was held each year at the schoolhouse. She shares her memories with us.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Texas Tidbits: Old Folks Remember Christmases of Their Youth
a few days ago to what you'll read about today, but this one has a more personal touch to it. The other day, we learned about some of the stuff the people of the early 20th Century mail ordered to give at Christmas time. Armadillo shell baskets and deer hoof thermometers were all the rage back then. Today, we are going to be reminded of what Christmas was like at the homes of people who were children about the same time our Grandparents were kids. If you think Christmas has changed since you and I were kids, sit back and the let the stories from those young people of yesteryear paint a vision of what this Holy Day was like to them so very long ago.