Friday, December 23, 2016

The Enchanted Village

I've posted this before though this is a different version. It's a childhood memory. My mother would take my sister and I into Boston so she could do Christmas shopping. There were no malls around here at the time and Boston was where the major department stores were. For us, my sister and I, taking the trains and buses was an adventure. I 'm sure as the day progressed my sister and I were not the most pleasant creatures to be around but my mother persevered and as a bonus we got to see the Enchanted Village at Jordan Marsh a New England department store chain that had been around since around 1840's. It was swallowed up by Macy's in 1996. Anyway every year Jordan's would set up The Enchanted Village. A series of scenes with automated figures. We loved it. After Jordan Marsh disappeared the display was shuffled around town until it disappeared. Then a local furniture store, Jordan's Furniture, no relation to Jordan Marsh, purchased and refurbished the display and began setting it up in one of their stores. Arlene and I went in 2013 and enjoyed this childhood memory once again. 

So to all my blogging friends a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, whatever you celebrate. I thank you for your support.
I'm outta here.


  1. As a child, I too, was treated to the animated Christmas scenes both at Bamberger's in Newark NJ and at Macy's in New York City. (to the best of my memory!) My aunt who also lived in Orange NJ would meet us there and then we'd all go out to lunch. We also saw the Nutcraker on stage but I forget where. Fond memories can never be erased, can they?

  2. Boston Boy, I enjoyed seeing one of your childhood memories. I can only imagine your joy when it was animated. I think kids today have overload of all things..back in my day , the things like this were extra special. Blessings to you and yours for a very Merry Christmas. xoxo, Susie

  3. Blessings and happy new year.
    I wish you health, strength a new all the love you can stand.
    Thanks for the tour of the enchanted village

  4. I remember this enchanting place It would indeed make my Christmas to see this.
    Wishing you both well. Know it's late but I hope you had wonderful time.