Monday, November 18, 2013
Going Home for Christmas!
was the center of our lives. Almost every day after school we would go out to my grandparents' home for "coffee". Of course Sunday dinner was always spent at Grandma and Grandpa's house. There was always a big family get together for every single holiday, birthday, so on.
The top picture is of Grandma and Grandpa Grashoff in the living room of the home that Grandpa built out on the farm in Iowa. They are seen with all of their grandchildren, myself included. The picture below is of us all grown up with our own spouses and children. Grandpa had already passed away at this time. But we continued to get together with grandma. Christmas Eve was always a huge supper and then a soup and tavern "snack" before we went home around ten at night. I have so many wonderful memories of my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.