Maybe because "in the olden days" everything was simpler...
yeah....right. I was a young mother of 4 little kids and a "starter husband" which, for most people, would make them shy away from marriage forever..
But I remember watching the Andy Williams Christmas special, wanting to be a part of his family. They all looked so happy and even his toddler daughter and his (then) wife, Claudine Longet, were dressed alike!
I thought it was the cutest thing ever..and, because my own toddler daughter looked very much
like the little girl, I thought ..well..maybe if I could sew..
Bygones. Couldn't sew then, can't really sew now. But if you catch it on PBS, you'll see what I mean - they were ADORABLE!
I remember lighting some candles, missing my parents who were in California (we were in Arizona) and it was too warm to even think about Christmas. I probably needed the "swamp cooler" on just so I could have the candles!
I saw one of the "extras" with barrel curls in her hair - remember those? In your fancy "up-do" you'd have these big, fat curls that were sprayed to rock hard...or, if you didn't have long enough hair, you could buy a piece with fake curls and bobby-pin in your own stumpy hair to make it look like a fancy up-do!
I hadn't thought about that in years...
The Osmond's sang, the Williams brothers were dressed head-to-toe in bright colors (even sporting red V-neck sweaters, white turtle necks underneath (unless they were...Heaven forbid..dickies!) and red pants AND shoes!
In the next year - they were all dressed in green - complete to the shoes. And the V-neck sweaters. And the white turtle necks..
But we enjoyed them then, and I enjoyed them tonight. Sweet. Not rapping-changing-the-words-to-be-cool , just good ol Christmas music.
If you get a chance where you are..watch..and remember..that is, if you're old enough to even know who Andy Williams is!
Happy December oneth..