"Roots. That's a good word for it. Everybody's got a family tree and just to know how the roots grew, well that gives you a sense of who you are." spoken by Martha Corinne Walton, The Waltons, Episode 10, 1976
David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories - December 16 - Christmas at School
I wrote in my holiday parties post about the Rolling Fields Elementary School Christmas parties, so today I will tell you about a Christmas party we had when I was in high school.
By the time you reach your teen years, school Christmas parties are a thing of the past. As a matter of fact, kids today are lucky if they are even allowed "holiday" parties at school when they are young. But, in my senior year, the kids in my American History class decided that we should have a Christmas party. My teacher explained that she could not have the party herself, but that we were welcome to "plan" it ourselves. So, one of the girls started a list and went around the room, asking each one of us what we might be able to bring to our "party". It might have started off on a lark, but by the end of the day, we had a very large list of food and drinks that we would be sharing on the last day of school before Christmas break. We actually found ourselves getting excited at the thought of having a good, old-fashioned school Christmas party. On the day of the party, our teacher signed out one of the few tv/video recorder combos that were available at the school. I don't remember what we watched, but I do remember a movie playing as we each passed out the goodies we brought to share. It didn't last as long as the parties we had when we were children and the rest of the school wasn't having one at the same time, but it certainly was a great deal of fun!