Saturday, December 10, 2011

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories December 10 – Christmas Gifts

The Thomas K. Mark family, Ohio
Here is a Christmas Memory from my grand aunt, Viola Cathern (Mark) Nothstein, 1913 – 2004, daughter of Thomas K. & N. Regina (Gruissy) Mark. She talked about Christmas in Ohio when she was a girl, one of seven children.

 “Well Momma made everything. What Mom didn’t make, Dad did,” she said. Sometimes they strung popcorn to hang on the tree. One year Viola wanted her father to make her a red cedar box for Christmas. She said, “I wanted one he made but he saw this one down at town and he was running short of time and he saw this one at the candy store and he bought it for me. I still have it. I was disappointed because I didn’t get one he made.” She said she and her sisters each got two dresses for Christmas. They needed the dresses and wore them all year.   


This year I will giving copies of my book, 'The Mark Family Story', telling about the lives of the Thomas & N. Regina (Gruissy) Mark family!

Written in response to Geneabloggers Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories. Click on the link to read Christmas memories from other genealogists.

Cousins, do you have a Christmas memory you'd like to share? Let me know. I can add it to this Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories and maybe to the next family book. Contact me: cgbp[at]nycap.rr.com

1 comment:

  1. A bittersweet little story. I think it's wonderful that he thought about the gift she wanted even though it wasn't EXACTLY what she wanted.

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