Tag Archives: tradition

Christmas Gifts

Give yourself at Christmas; there really is no more wonderful gift.
Dorothy Wilson

As a kid, sometimes my Christmas present was an orange. We were poor and fruit was a once-a-year thing. To this day, that’s why I still love the smell of oranges.
Dolly Parton

When we exchange gifts, we always stay within our means. You see we once had the good fortune of being poor.
Danny Thomas

The most precious Christmas gift parents can give their children is time.
Fred Rogers

The family traditions I love the most are the holiday celebrations. I look forward to the planning, shopping and cooking almost as much as the holiday itself. You know, you don’t need a lot of money to make it special. Why, when we were children, the best Christmas gifts we got would seem cheap today – an orange in each child’s stocking. When I think of Christmas, I can still smell those oranges.
Sarah Delany

Tribute to Fathers

These moments alone with my father were the most peaceful and contented moments of my childhood.
Natasha Burns

As I grow older, there is no greater pleasure than seeing some of my father’s finest traits vividly present in my own four children.
Howard Gardner

Growing up, I’d often accompany my father to Clyde’s Barber Shop for his twice monthly hair cut. While he was getting his trim, I’d get my little red cowgirl boots shined. On the way back home we would stop at Spud Nuts for a bag of just-from-the-oven doughnuts. Shiny boots, warm doughnuts, daddy-daughter talk – it was just perfect.
Anonymous, age 54

My father is the standard by which all subsequent men in my life have been judged.
Kathryn Graham

My father was not only my father, but also my best friend. I learned at his funeral from one of his secretaries (of many years earlier) that he considered no question that I asked him too big or too small to deserve an answer. When I had asked a zinger for which he did not know the answer, it was his custom to take his lunch hour the next day and spend it at the library finding the answer.
Dr. C. Everett Koop

Tribute to Fathers

These moments alone with my father were the most peaceful and contented moments of my childhood.
Natasha Burns

As I grow older, there is no greater pleasure than seeing some of my father’s finest traits vividly present in my own four children.
Howard Gardner

Growing up, I’d often accompany my father to Clyde’s Barber Shop for his twice monthly hair cut. While he was getting his trim, I’d get my little red cowgirl boots shined. On the way back home we would stop at Spud Nuts for a bag of just-from-the-oven doughnuts. Shiny boots, warm doughnuts, daddy-daughter talk – it was just perfect.
Anonymous, age 54

My father is the standard by which all subsequent men in my life have been judged.
Kathryn Graham

My father was not only my father, but also my best friend. I learned at his funeral from one of his secretaries (of many years earlier) that he considered no question that I asked him too big or too small to deserve an answer. When I had asked a zinger for which he did not know the answer, it was his custom to take his lunch hour the next day and spend it at the library finding the answer.
Dr. C. Everett Koop

Christmas Gifts

Give yourself at Christmas; there really is no more wonderful gift.
Dorothy Wilson

As a kid, sometimes my Christmas present was an orange. We were poor and fruit was a once-a-year thing. To this day, that’s why I still love the smell of oranges.
Dolly Parton

When we exchange gifts, we always stay within our means. You see we once had the good fortune of being poor.
Danny Thomas

The most precious Christmas gift parents can give their children is time.
Fred Rogers

The family traditions I love the most are the holiday celebrations. I look forward to the planning, shopping and cooking almost as much as the holiday itself. You know, you don’t need a lot of money to make it special. Why, when we were children, the best Christmas gifts we got would seem cheap today – an orange in each child’s stocking. When I think of Christmas, I can still smell those oranges.
Sarah Delany