Category Archives: Christmas

Home for the Holidays

On Christmas Eve, snow flurries were floating through the air like a huge snowglobe being gently shaken and by Christmas morning it was a magical sight indeed! We celebrated Christmas with our youngest son, our oldest son and his wife, … Continue reading

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Last Christmas

During the holidays, I’m enjoying reminiscing about Christmases past. This first photo is from last Christmas with my new Christmas shoes. Christmas 1965, the last Christmas our family of four (Mom, dad, brother and myself) celebrated together. Little did we … Continue reading

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White Christmas

And just like that, it’s Christmastime again! Time to don our gay apparel with merry and bright colours. I’m wearing my red tartan Christmas blazer, red beret (secondhand) and red booties that I have had for over 25 years. The … Continue reading

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My Christmas Shoes

My obsession with red shoes began as a child and to this day they’re my favourite colour for shoes and boots. My new red shoes–made in Germany by Rieker–are quality, nonleather, comfortable and perfect shoes for dancing. These are already … Continue reading

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What I wore to a Christmas Market

I got several compliments on my newly thrifted jacket (made by Parsley and Sage). I wore it for the first time to the Fashion History Museum recently and now to Fair November. Ever since I heard about Fair November, we … Continue reading

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What I wore to the Christmas Ball

Don we now our gay apparel Christmas festivities are occasions to dress up. I bought this red dress from a vendor at the Apple Butter Festival this fall. (100% cotton, made in Peru.) I have the same dress in white … Continue reading

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Christmas Sparkles

Our neighbourhood sparkles with Christmas lights. Oh, what fun it is to drive along the streets in a warm car listening to Christmas songs on the radio!🎄 One of the churches in our area put a lot of love and … Continue reading

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My Christmas Coat

Every year the little town of St Jacobs has a special Christmas event when the town is dressed for Christmas and sparkles with lights. It’s almost magical. We enjoyed coffee and dessert in the town bakery and strolled along the … Continue reading

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The year there was no Christmas

Fifty years ago today, my brother Johnny was killed in a horrific car accident in Toronto, Canada. I was living in Costa Rica with my dad at the time and literally deathly sick with hepatitis (which I didn’t know I … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Christmas

If there’s one thing I love about this season, it’s Christmas! Candles glowing, carols echoing through our home, festive decorations, watching Christmas movies and drinking hot apple cider. Getting ready for family and friends gathering, all brings back happy memories … Continue reading

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