Friday, December 17, 2010

Pink Saturday~O Holy Night!

Our theme this week for Pink Saturday is our favorite holiday song.  This was really easy for me since I've had the same favorite song since I was a little girl.  My father used to sing O Holy Night in church when I was a young.  He sounded so much like Perry Como if you closed your eyes you might not be able to tell them apart.  Even though listening to this song usually makes the tears flow it brings back wonderful memories I will always cherish.  After your parents have passed away your memories become even more precious.  


Please turn off my music player at the bottom before watching the video.


I found these old photos the other day...thought you might get a kick out of them!  

My sister Karyn (left) and I with our new Tiny Tears dolls!
Look at those roller skates!  Boy have they improved over the years!



Karyn, Gene (family friend) and me. 
This is hilarious!  How come he got a bigger doll than we did? LOL He's really loving it too isn't he?

I'm wondering where my parents found these hilarious Christmas trees!
I'm sharing another video of a very beautiful Christmas song written and sung by Barry Manilow.  Enjoy!







Thanks so much for your visit today.  I hope you enjoyed my little walk down memory lane and the music I chose!  Thank you to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for our fun Pink Saturday.


twinklepink

36 comments:

  1. OMG, these pictures are AMAZING!
    You and my mom are so damn cute. I love the one with grandpa in it. Okay and that's hilarious that you asked why Gene has a bigger doll.

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  2. I loved looking at your old pictures! Too cute! What great memories. Great song choice too! Happy PS!

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  3. What a fabulous post, Denise! Brings back a memory or three for me!

    Merry Christmas!

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  4. Sissy

    After some laughing and crying, this was the most enjoyable post ever!!!!!!!!!! We were hysterical. I can't believe the doll Gene had, it was huge and he was so excited.

    We did have some wonderful holidays.

    Love,

    Karyn

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  5. Denise, I so love this song, also. Love the walk down memory lane ... wonderful photos.

    Happy PS ...
    Have a lovely winter's eve ~
    MERRY CHRISTMAS ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  6. O My! I really enjoyed seeing the pics of your Christmas pasts!! How wonderful to have a sister close in age to you! Mine was 10 years older than I was.

    Merry Christmas!!

    Debbie

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  7. Dear Denise,
    Merry Christmas...I really enjoyed looking at your pictures. I clicked on them to see all the details...you are so lucky to still have them to look back on. Thank you for sharing them as they touched my Christmas spirit...

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  8. Your pictures from when you where little are priceless-I really enjoyed seeing them!

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  9. How fun seeing your pictures. If you look at my childhood pictures, they would be similiar. I loved dolls and took mine everyplace but school and church. Even now when family and friends talk about the past they always say "you're that one who always carried the doll aren't are you?" Yep, that was me.

    The picture with Gene was hilarious!

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  10. What a great post! Thank you for sharing your pictures. I have one of my mom and aunt with those same little Tiny Tears dolls at Christmas! They were about 5 and 2.

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Sarah

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  11. Adorable old photos~~~love them :))
    Happy PS!!
    Holiday Blessings to you,

    Kay Ellen

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  12. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays to you and your family, Denise.

    Christmas songs always make me weepy. I miss my father even more during the holidays, but my memories are treasures.

    I love your photos. What fun! I had a Tiny Tears, too, but mine didn't have hair. And, are those Ginny dolls you are holding in one of the photos?

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  13. oh how that brings back memories! I had a tiny tears too! and a pink robe like yours! Loved the pictures!

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  14. I love all your photos!! I can spend hours upon hours looking through old photos. I'm loving how Gene is loving his doll. My husband had a bride doll when he was growing up in Russia. I love looking through his Old photos as well. Thank you for sharing!
    -April

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  15. Denise, your post is just darling. I loved the photos of you and your sister. And your friend with the big doll is a hoot. Smile. I wish I could have heard your dad sing Oh Holy Night. I'll pretend it is him and not Perry singing.
    Wishing you blessings and the joys of Christmas.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  16. That was just lovely. So many smiling faces. I think I had a Tiny Tears too and love Barry Manilow. Happy Pink Saturday.

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  17. I'm a new follower from Pink Saturday ~ Your blog is delightful!

    Merry Christmas to you & yours from Sally Lee by the Sea.

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  18. I'm a new follower from Pink Saturday - I adore your blog Denise! So pretty and pink! I love it!

    You are so true about memories of Christmas past being so much more precious after you lose your parents. I was on the phone with my sister in Pennsylvania yesterday asking her to send me some old Christmas photos if she could (she is HORRIBLY computer illiterate and cannot operate her scanner though LOL) and listening to the songs I selected for my playlist for today - we started talking about how the holidays were with Mom and I just broke down in tears as the memories washed over me.

    Thank you so much for your share today!

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  19. I love it!! Another Barry fan!!! Your photos are priceless!!!!
    Happy PS!

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  20. Beautiful!! I love family pictures and I love Perry Como! Great post!

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  21. Happy Holidays to you and your family..Thank you for sharing HPS!

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  22. Terrific PS blog - thank you!

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  23. Beautiful pictures of Christmas past Denise. I love it that you have pictures of yourself so young to enjoy. Have a wonderful Christmas Season.

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  24. What perfect and beautiful pictuers. Someone must have been a great photographer. I can't believe the tinsel on the tree, that is the most incredible tinsel application I have ever seen. Our tree was never complete until the tinsel went on, but my parents let us help so it was never great! Love your song choice too. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for your visit during this busy time of year. Hugs!

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  25. I am visiting from Pink Saturday and sure have enjoyed your blog! Your Christmas photos are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing! I am a new follower and would be thrilled if you would come by to visit me. Best Wishes! Amanda- www.onegirlinpink.blogspot.com.

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  26. Your favorite song is my favorite too. I loved your walk down memory lane---your black and white photos are priceless.. They remind me so much of the ones of my childhood. Such darling expressions on those faces. I have a black and white of photo of me with Santa in 1955--come on over and take a look.
    Ann-Tin and sparkle

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  27. Have a very MERRY and BLESSED CHRISTmas....we have many things to be thankful for...I just feel overwhelmed with Gods goodness and grace...

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  28. Hi Denise, what fun family photo's filled with memories! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas! XO Christie

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  29. Oh I so loved your post! I adored the pictures of you when you were little. I cherish all the pictures I have of my brother and I when we were young (at least the ones my mother was willing to part with). Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, LisaKay

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  30. I love your old pictures!! We must be around the same age. I had a Tiny Tears Doll too!

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  31. What absolutely delightful photos! ...so glad I stopped by for Pink Saturday! Merry, Merry!

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  32. Oh sweetie these darling memories are priceless! The best one is all three of you holding the dollies! Giggle!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  33. I enjoyed viewing your photos memories of days gone by! The tinsel on the tree is something you don't see anymore! I remember tinsel on our tree when I was a little girl. Lovely memories! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by with your nice comments. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hugs!

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  34. Oh how loved going down memory lane with you - these photos are just precious!

    Thanks so much for stopping by The Old Parsonage - we love company!

    Merry Christmas!

    Leann

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  35. Came by to wish you Happy Holidays, may you have a blessed one.

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  36. Hi Denise,
    Oh I love the childhood pics from your Christmas. They are wonderful and remind me so much of my own memories. Love seeing the tinsel icicles hanging on the tree. We used to do the same. The song is one of my favorites.

    So enjoyed seeing all your home decorated for Christmas. So wonderful and inviting for the holidays.
    Wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

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