Friends of Historic Woolsey

Preserving Our Yesterdays for Tomorrow 

Christmas Memories and Traditions in Historic Woolsey

             Bud Ballard & Cindy Carpenter
          Photo Courtesy of Cindy Carpenter

As the festive season approaches, Friends of Historic Woolsey takes a stroll down memory lane, reminiscing about the rich traditions that have been part of our community for generations. One such heartwarming tale is from W. A. “Bud” Ballard who shared his memories of Christmas in 1994.

Christmas Gifts

“Christmas was always a special time of the year for me,” Bud shared. “My best Christmas was the year that I got a red wagon.” The red wagon, a classic symbol of childhood, no doubt brought immense happiness to a young Bud. It was more than just a toy; it was a cherished gift that encapsulated the spirit of Christmas - love, joy, and generosity.

Traditions and Family

“Christmas dinner was always larger than usual. My mother would make fruit cake and cheesecake.” Bud's recollections paint a picture of a bustling kitchen filled with heavenly aromas, a table laden with mouthwatering food, and a family bonding over a shared meal. His mother loved to cook at Christmas time because that was the time when the whole family would get together. This tradition, like many others, was not just about the food. It was about the love, the camaraderie, and the sense of unity that such traditions fostered.

As we celebrate this season, let's take a moment to appreciate the traditions that bring us together, the memories that warm our hearts, and the love that binds us as a community. Whether it's the joy of receiving a cherished gift or the comfort of a family meal, let's keep these traditions alive and create new memories for future generations.

Please visit our website to share your Woolsey stories. Together, we can ensure that the rich history and vibrant tales of the people of Woolsey and nearby live on for generations to come. 

Excerpts from Fayette Portaits Christmas Edition 1994