MOMMA WAS A DOODLE!
This re-run is from December 2013, I had planned another, but this post by Karen of Angel Stew and Devil Brew inspired this instead.
So I just was watching “Driving Miss Daisy” and in the movie, Dan Aykroyd often tells Miss Daisy, “Momma you’re a Doodle.” I loved that line. It makes me think of my own “Momma” as she was also a Doodle.
I pulled out our Christmas stuff last week and in the box was a Christmas stocking my mom knitted (crocheted?) and it reminded of one more reason why my Momma was a Doodle.
Mom’s sister, my Aunt Eleanor, knitted Christmas stockings. They were beautiful Christmas red and green with a child’s name across the top and a jolly Santa in the middle. Aunt Eleanor gave mom the pattern and taught her how to make the stockings. Mom made several and they were all very nice. Then she came to my stocking. Apparently she was out of the traditional Christmas red and green colors, but that would not stop mom.
She bought some new yarn of not so traditional colors. She bought pink (for the red) and chartreuse (kinda green). I’m not sure of the other grandchildren, but all of my children received the pink and chartreuse stockings.
The traditional red and green stockings would have been nice, and at the time we got our strange stockings I felt a little put-out that we got the off color Christmas stockings. As the years go by, I am glad my family got the pink and chartreuse stockings.
Every year when I hang mine up, I get to fondly remember,
|My son Matt's stocking|
"You're a Doodle, Momma!"