SoCS: Tins of Memories

Tin of mom’s pecan fingers

Clove-pierced ham

Cinnamon and butter yams

Brandy-soaked fruitcake

Tastes of Christmas gone by

Tinseled, ornamental tree

Magical lights of color

Ruby red poinsettia

Presents not quite hidden

Sights of Christmas gone by

Tinkly angel candle chimes

Noisy jingle bells

Choirs praising His birth

Ripping wrapping paper

Sounds of Christmas gone by

Tinged by melty marshmallows and chocolate

Incense of midnight mass

Piney needles of a fresh-cut tree

Dough, sugar, butter baking in the oven

Smells of Christmas gone by

Tintless snow upon snow upon snow

Cold insulting rosy red cheeks

Digging snow caves, sledding down hills

Oh, those zippered, fur-collared boots

Winters of Christmas gone by

Memories of Christmas long ago




Feeling warmth of family

And yearning for fruitcake, angel chimes and the cookies in a tin

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook, ambling stream or running river. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making.

13 responses to SoCS: Tins of Memories

  1. Dan Antion says:

    This is truly beautiful, Mary. You just turned a wet blah Saturday into a peaceful time of reflection. Wow, I am impressed. And, you get bonus points.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you so much, Dan. Such kind words!

      I’ve been pondering my childhood memories of Christmas the last two weeks, so Linda gave me the perfect impetus with “tin” and bonus points. I really do long for fruitcakes and pecan fingers. Good bad stuff!

      • Dan Antion says:

        I envy your having had a fruitcake that wasn’t better suited for doorstop duty.

        This really touched me. I almost always treat SoCS lightly. This was unexpected, sweet.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        I never understood why people made fun of fruitcakes until I sampled some of the store-bought yuck. I was used to the homemade recipe from a German grandmother. Yum.

        Thanks again for your kind comments, Dan. Merry Christmas!

  2. John Holton says:

    Merry Christmas! Christmas (at least the non-religious part) is all about laughter, music and food. Good poem!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks and I agree, John, about the positive aspects of Christmas – especially when it comes to the music and food!

  3. Laura says:

    This is a lovely combination of memories. It’s made me think on what I love most about the season. 💛

  4. joey says:

    Your Christmases have been seriously iconic. Words very evocative of a lot of things I’ve experienced, but all in different places — Most not at home. Lovely stuff, Mary. A very Merry Christmas to you 🙂

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Merry Christmas, Joey! I’ve never thought of Christmas past as iconic, but I like that. Lots of great memories for me, but damn, I really am craving the fruitcake. 😏

      • joey says:

        My mother makes a fruitcake. I’ll see if I can’t get you on her list 🙂

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