Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Merry Christmas Everybody!
Well here I am blogging on Christmas Eve. First time I've been at a computer in some time and I'm having difficulty responding to and sending email so if you've mailed me in the last week it'll be a bit getting back =)
Anyways if I may be permitted a little nostalgic moment I'd like to share something with y'all that means a lot to me. Back when I was a kid Eaton's department stores in Winnipeg used to host a wonderful little Dickensian village set with with fairy tale displays in the windows. I haven't seen these things in years since Eaton's department stores were closed and in the later years the figures and sets had fallen into disrepair. But this year I learned that the Manitoba Children's Museum had erected the old set and it had been repaired. Looking into those old windows that used to be so much taller than I used to be was a real treat. All these figures and sets were hand made by people who apparently used to work for Eaton's. They're slightly crude, but look at them! All hand made little wonderful things! Here's a picture or two from Winnipeg and from the old village sets. Bring a tear to me old eye they do.
Everybody have a Merry Christmas, a wonderful holiday and a fabulous New Year!