This was the first time we had holiday guests who stayed with us for several days. It was also one of the rare times we gave the children “live” presents.
Thursday, December 23, 1976
Opened our presents at work; had cookies and coffee. Goofed off most of the day. Picked up three kittens after work. Dave and Diane arrived about 9:00pm. Spent the evening talking, playing with the new kittens: Don Hix, Kelly, and Cindy. Diane and I decorated the tree they brought with them.
Friday, December 24, 1976
Diane and I cleaned house and made pies. Got everything ready for Christmas. Aunt Betty came over for a while. She brought the kids some stockings. Diane cooked dinner. We drove through Christmas Tree Lane. Spent the evening talking, watching TV, and playing with the kittens. They are so cute!
Christmas Day, 1976
Merry Christmas! The kids were all pleased with their presents. Dave and Diane seemed to really enjoy watching the kids. We had ham and turkey for dinner. Paul and Karen Volker came over . We played darts in the evening. This was one of the happiest holidays we’ve ever had. We were all relaxed and just had fun.
Sunday, December 26, 1976
We all got up late. Dave and I fixed waffles. Went to Karen and Paul’s for a visit. Got back just in time to catch Doris. She stayed a short time. We had leftovers of course. Mike Brennen and his girlfriend, Jennifer, came over in the evening. Dave and Diane left about 9:30.
(Sadly, one of the kittens died, but the other two lived long happy lives.)