Today's front-page dose of #Christmas
Reflecting on Childhood Lesson of Museum of Science and Industry’s #ChristmasAroundtheWorld
we’d start asking, “When are we going, Dad?”
My family was big on #traditions,
and as a child, December heralded a visit to the #MuseumofScienceandIndustry
to see the Christmas Around the World” exhibit.
It was the 1970s. I was growing up in #SouthCommons,
stone’s throw from the #HydePark
museum, and this was one of our favorite seasonal outings.
My father would throw us kids in the station wagon, listen to us chatter all the way about which #Christmastrees
we’d loved best last year. Was it the pine representation of #China #France #Italy?
As a child, I’d ooh and aah with siblings over eclectic #ornaments
vibrant splashes of color and textures, tin, paper and fabric lessons in #tradition
We’d dart one tree to another, shouts beckoning each other to each cool find. Then would come hot cocoa.
My father, who passed away the year I graduated high school, made this a tradition for a decade. Hearing the frequent ads for the exhibit on the #allChristmasmusic
station I listen to during the holidays (yeah, I’m that person) always brings back fond memories. So it being the 75th year and all, I coerced my 90-year-old Mom and Sis into a walk down memory lane...
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