December 05, 2009



On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks for the memory...

I am not Jewish; however, you brought back a memory for me of the basement parties my parents would have and the great "potato pancakes" my mother would make. We would stand by the stove just begging for those things to be done cooking they were SO DELICIOUS. Thanks for bringing home to me a memory that I had forgotten for a little while...

It was a blessing for you to make my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺


Wonderful memories - wasn't life much simpler back in the day? Great pink tree - not quite sure why the rubber ducks but it works!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Susan, I love potato latkes! I grew up with several Jewish friends, and I always enjoyed eating these types of dishes!

I have got to ask you... is there a game (or more than one game) that you play when you spin the dreidle? I've always wondered about that, and I think it looks fun!

To me, the best part of celebrations like Chanukah and Christmas, aside from the worshipful aspect, is being together with those you love. It just doesn't get any better. So many of my family members are gone now, but I still enjoy gathering with family and friends to enjoy holidays. I love the sound of laughter and people enjoying themselves. And I like to see grown people laugh as hard as children. Children's, glee, however is something that is singluar and oh, so special!

Happy Pink Saturday to you...


Sheila :-)

susan ericson

Hi Sheila, Yes there is a game that goes with the dreidle. There are four sides to the spinning top and which ever side it lands on, tells you if you won some gelt (money or chocolate coins), lost some gelt, or wound up somewhere in between. The person with the most gelt wins.
♥, Susan

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

Thank you for sharing your memory with us Susan. I love reading about the many traditions that make up this season. Isn't it family that always ties it together.
Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!


I love hearing about your Chanukah memories - the latkes, the toys and the family gathered together. That pink tree is fabulous and I love the pink duckies below. Happy Pink Saturday!

Brenda Kula

That is one PINK tree! Such lovely memories. And the food looks so good. It's suppertime here.


Potato Latkes-yummy. It sounds like you have such wonderful family memories. We are truely blessed when our history includes love and fellowship.
Happy Pink Saturday. I loved your post!


Hi Susan
Growing up in Brooklyn and still living here I have many friends of the Jewish faith so I often celebrated holidays with them as they shared in mine. It made life more interesting and fun!

I'm in Colorado tonight and we sent our son and daughter out on a date while we took care of our grandson ...we are all worn out but happy beyond belief.

Thanks for asking about my foot ...I have a electrode machine I have to wear 10 hours a day to help the bone heal and I have to wear a special shoe. It's the pits but hopefully it will be better in a few more weeks.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs, Pat


What a sweet memory. I hope you are having a wonderful day and are looking forward to the holidays ahead.

Mollye Self

Thanks for sharing with us a special part of your childhood holiday memories! Mollye


Susan, I think the one thing every family has in common this time of year is the love for each other and sharing of warmth and heart, it doesn't matter what the holiday is called, it's what it stands for that is important. I love potatoe latkes and have made them a part of our tradition too. I have never played with a dreidle, but would love to have a go at it, Happy Pink Saturday, Char


Happy Pink Saturday, Susan.

I grew up where there was a large Jewish community, and so did my son. We have celebrated Chanukkah many times with friends. We've played the dreidel game, and my son always gets gelt in his stocking - even to this day.

We are all so blessed to have families that love us.

Yum! I sure would like to have some delicious latkes and sour cream.


Lovely Chanukah memories. I can just smell those latkes. We'll be making some this weekend. Their aroma will linger for days!

laura @ the shore house

I just love that pink tree. Mike...would plotz. :-)

By the way, as you add to your list of thrifty stores to visit, you can take a pass on the Habitat for Humanity store in AP. Eek! But that Once Again one on Rte. 35 is definitely worth a visit. And I went on a total bender this weekend on the Isle of Staten!

Jenna Ericson

There isn't one thing about this post that I dislike.
I love the pink tree, the duckies, and ESPECIALLY the latkes!

Jenny @ The Red Bulletin Board

WONDERFUL!!! I was hoping there would be some different holiday memories!! It sounds like a wonderful family party!! Happy Pink Saturday (on Thursday)

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