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Well here it is nearing the end of 2011, and Christmas is looming ever closer. I do not count my time based on so many more shoppingdays left before Christmas, but rather on just a few more days before we celebrate the greatest gift ever given mankind when a babe was born in a manger long ago. His day should be one of reverence celebrated with family and friends all of one accord and thankful to be together.
This is a sad time for our family for last Christmas we lost our beloved Mark and now Marianne and Mike are suffering unimaginable pain at the loss of their son in such a way. My heart aches for Gerry and Mike, Sheila and Otis and Tracy and Marianne and family. May the Lord be your fortress and please know we pray for you all.
We miss cousin, Norma, also taken home this year and another cousin, Jason, was taken home making Carrie’s holiday a sad one also.
So the season makes us remember and miss our loved ones and appreciate our families, respecting and overlooking the pettiness of faults and just remember being a family is something to be treasured. Hopefully things will make us want to make everything right between us with no regrets. Because we know not what the future holds.
I want to wish everything good for my faithful readers and appreciate you all for your encouragment and compliments. You all keep me writing my news and commentaries. I have neglected my writing lately because I’ve not been feeling up to par, but I’ll try to do better for as long as possible.
I appreciate all the cards. I always look forward to Lois’s, Lorene’s and Hildred’s Christmas cards because they always include a letter or note. May you all have a banner New Year and hopefully I’ll be getting your cards next year. Hildred and Lorene are the same age as myself. I love you everyone.
I was sorry to miss the Nimble Thimble Christmas party due to old age and pain and ailments associated with it. My legs don’t work good anymore and by nightfall I’m ready for my chair. So many didn’t make it this year. As loved ones pass one by one things change and life interferes. I miss Aunt Ivy and Norma and the plays we used to perform.
An ode to old days and old ways and to memories never to be forgotten, but old days eventually become just that – memories of fun times together.
Kasey and Burr came by this morning and had waffles and coffee with me.
Burr and Ruth had Devon visiting during the weekend.
Karen is coming in a little while to take me for an appointment and to pick up meds. She helps me so much and I thank my daughter for going above and beyond the call of duty.
I’m looking forward to all my family being here Christmas Eve for dinner. Greg is cooking the turkey and my only duty is to make candied sweet potatoes. Kasey’s speciality is green bean casserole (the best ever) and Ruth makes pies, Kim goodies two or three and Karen the rest. Jessi always brings a dessert. We never fail to have an abundance. We will have the “bad Santa” gfits for hopefully a good time. Burr put up my tree and Vonda cleans house before and after. So I have nothing to do but enjoy.