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Memories of Christmases Gone By - Aloha Friday

While living in the orphanage, we were allowed to come up with dances and plays to share with visitors who came to see us or for special church outings during the holidays. 

I especially LOVED the dances. I still would love to be a professional dancer. Think 'so you think you can dance.'

The plays were fun and interesting too, so my question is: 

1. Have you ever been in a Christmas play?
2. Did you do mimes or did you have to say lines and sing?

Next on my menu is 'Get yo man chicken!"  I saw the recipe on cooking with the Neelys. I had to try it. It's yummy! Dh and the kids love it and I'm still trying to bring his tastebuds back from Scotland.  You can find the recipe here.

I am also joining in with Friday Follow. So if you happen to visit and follow me, I will definitely be returning the love.

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  1. As a child the elementary schools always had plays. I think there was a rule that all the children had at least one line, so I faithfully always had one or more to recite.

  2. I went to the same school from K-8, and every year there was a Christmas play. I participated up until the 6th grade. We would sing, dance, play instruments...

    I love the Neelys! Get yo man chicken is a big hit with my husband.

  3. Growing up I did get to participate in various plays (especially this time of year) with both my school and my church. I loved it!

    That chicken looks yummy - bet my hubby would like it too! ;)

    Aloha: Wrapping Presents

  4. None of the schools around here do Christmas plays. I have done plays and we always had lines to do.

  5. The only Christmas Play I remember doing was in elementary school, and it was the nutcracker, I was in first grade. It was super cute.

  6. No..never in a play but in elementary school I remember being in the choir for one...the music teacher must have been tone deaf because I can't sing.

  7. I was in the first grade and I was a doll. I can't remember if I had lines or not.

  8. Yum! That looks delish! I love me some chicken so I will have to try my hand at that.

    I was once in a Christmas play at school, but I was only little and we all had to sing Little Donkey! lol

    Have a great Holiday season! x

  9. I was in plays as a child,
    not sure if it was for Christmas.

  10. Nope- I went through PC public schools.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. I was in a Christmas play in grade six. I had plenty to say, I had the lead even though I didn't want it Lol!

  12. Yes, growing up I as in the christmas program at church. One year when I was in like 3rd grade, we had to wear little hats that represented animals, I put mine on backward...I have a picture of is hilarious

  13. Have been in several plays with both singing and lines. remember them all, from teen years through Adult life.
    A Snow Question

  14. I have been in several plays, with speaking and singing! Thanks for stopping by Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's.

  15. I was in a school play when I was in elementary school, as well as in plays my church did. Yes, I always had a speaking part and I was in the choir, too, but I never had a solo. Those are fond memories! And, mmm your recipe looks so yummy! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Am now your newest follower.

    Merry Christmas!
    Cathy @

  16. Oh girl, do you know how many years ago that was? Sheesh, how about I know I was in the school choir both grammar and highschool does that count! I was also chosen to be in the Blessed Virgin's procession on the day of the Immaculate Conception. That's about all I can remember.

  17. Just peeked at the recipe and that does sound yummy! I need to get me some Get Yo Man Chicken. ;-)

    Thanks for playing along again for our Friday Food Fight.

    BTW...I was never in a Christmas play, but my DD#1 is in one this year.

  18. Never had a Christmas show, but my favorite reads around this time of year is The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. Puts a smile on my face after all these years.

  19. Also, I made this and it's delish! I didn't have parsley, but it was great with freshly chopped green onions sprinkled on top. Thanks!

  20. when I was younger I did participate in plays and musicals and sometimes I would have parts and other times I was just a fill in

  21. I can remember being in the church nativity play a few years in a row and also singing for it. I think we did some songs in school for our parents too!

  22. we did plays at school...
    but that is all i can remember

  23. I've never been in a Christmas play that I can remember, though I've directed one. The kids acted out a recorded script. Those who managed to show up and remember to bring their costumes, did a great job. Never again!

  24. just wanted to let you know, you were TAGGED

  25. I was in two or three Christmas plays as a child. I remember singing in two of them and I had lines in another one. That was a long time ago.

    That chicken looks delicious, I'm going to check out the recipe.

  26. Have never been in a Christmas play. But always enjoyed watching little children performed..

    Happy Holidays!

  27. I was in plays, but never had to sing by myself. It was a lot of fun.


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