Tag Archives: Christmas

Blah, Blah, Blah

I don’t know about you, but I’m considering pulling the plug on all social media and TV news.    Who to believe, who to ignore, how to comment? I’ve enjoyed listening to more great music as I have weened myself … Continue reading

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Thinking … Too Much

I just heard that there are only 365 shopping days until Christmas (2020 is a leap year). Swell. Christmas seemed different this year. It was a great day, but it was different. We weren’t running around from place to place … Continue reading

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Everyone Is From Somewhere . . .

It was 1989 when the Rock Island Album was released and after hearing “Another Christmas Song” I said that someday, I would be the old man mentioned in the song. Thirty years later, with dad dying this year,  that prophecy … Continue reading

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Dear Santa

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Taking The Easy Way Out

        Christmas Eve is almost upon us and I suppose already is for some of my readers. Be sure to click on the link to get to the blog page as the primary subject is in a … Continue reading

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Counting Down

There are a few, three to be exact, contemporary songs that I associate with Christmas. One a day for the next three days while I pitter around the house. #3 Dan Fogelberg’s Same Auld Lang Syne

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A Christmas Card

Megan and Martha arrived safely from Houston. Martha has enjoyed playing with Mackenzie and Big Red. Elissa spent most of the day with us and Kelliann topped by for a while.  It was nice to have all of our girls … Continue reading

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Quiet

All of a sudden, it has gotten very quiet around here. The happy sounds of daughters baking late into the night are now over, (but the fruits of their labor will last a while longer). The ongoing discussions/planning of the … Continue reading

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Beatin’ The Odds

This is Maggie’s fifth, “last Christmas.” A few months from her 15th birthday, she continues to slow down, but is still as sassy as ever. It all started back in 2012 when one of the girls mentioned that we needed … Continue reading

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A Little Dark. . .

A little dark, but cute nonetheless. This is what it might look like if the tables were turned for a day. (This photo came from  the late Gerard Vlemmings, who was a blogging visonary with his The Presurfer Blog.) What … Continue reading

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