Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The first night of Hanukkah

Hanukkah was a big deal when the boys were young. We’d decorate the house with streamers and banners and other hanging Hanukkah icons, I’d make special meals that always included potato Latkes (pancakes), we’d give the boys a gift each night, and of course we’d always light the candles – adding one more each of the eight nights until the Menorah had all the candles burning on the last night.

Early on Paul became our candle lighter. Once he was old enough he loved to strike the matches.  After the candles were lit it was time for gift giving, playing the Dreidel (spinning top) gambling game, and eating foil-wrapped chocolate Hanukkah Gelt (money).

All great memories – especially of Paul. 

 Paul's on my lap

 All on his own

That's Granny on the left

By the way, tonight's the first night of Hanukkah.

2 comments:

Glynis said...

Happy Hanukah (and festive season). Thank you for sharing your memories.

Have a Healthy 2012,
Thanks for your support during 2011. X

Madeline Sharples said...

Happy holidays to you too, Glynis. I appreciate your wonderful support as well. xoxo