Happy Christmas to all of you! I sincerely hope you all have a safe, family-oriented, and joy-filled Yuletide. God bless us, every one!
23 December 2004, 11:41 AM
Happy Holidays to you, as well! And may we all have a safe and prosperous New Year.
23 December 2004, 11:50 AM
Buon Natale, Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings!! May all your wishes come true in 2005!
23 December 2004, 11:58 AM
Yes, merry Christmas to all of you -- in whatever way you celebrate it! I know there are some Australians on board -- I always wondered what it must be like to celebrate Christmas in swim suits and red caps by the seashore... Definitely gotta try that some time!
23 December 2004, 04:58 PM
New, deep, fresh snow here. Brilliant sun reflecting off it. Dug for two hours trying to get my wife's car out of the drive so she could get to work; I'm off today. Soon, we're both digging through 2-3 foot drifts, trying to get the drive cleared so she can be on time.
Then, this Carhart-covered elf with a front-end-loader/backhoe came down the road--stopped, and cleared our drive for us. He shook his head "no," and mouthed, "Merry Christmas," as he drove off, me waving a checkbook at him. I have no idea who this guy is.
But it's that spirit of kindness, consideration, and peace that I'd wish to everyone this Holiday season, and always. Enjoy!
23 December 2004, 06:43 PM
Wow....nice to know that the holiday spirit is still alive and well! We got "lucky" here; no snow at all, but it's really cold out. Ooooo, I have mini marshmallows....I see hot chocolate in my near future!
23 December 2004, 11:15 PM
Not to be the spoil sport but after 28 years living in Minnesota I can honestly say that I don't miss it, i.e., hacking ice off of the windshield, shoveling the drive way out, sliding in icy highways and ending up in the ditch. Just watching the scenes on the TV weather right now sends chills up my spine.
No, I will take the cool (70s, once in a great while down to the 40s) Florida winter. In a week our yearly influx of Minnesota friends start to arrive.
The best to all of you in the forthcoming year of 2005--and the best of all to Ray!
Once upon a midnight clear, a wise child cried under a guiding star. May His wisdom and selflessness be in us all!
And from Mr. Dickens, regarding the Christmas Tree:
“If Age be hiding for me in the unseen portion of thy downward growth, O may I, with a grey head, turn a child’s heart to that figure yet, and a child’s trustfulness and confidence!”
“…the branches of the Christmas Tree, which cast no gloomy shadow! But as it sinks into the ground, I hear a whisper going through the leaves, ‘This, in commemoration of the law of love and kindness, mercy and compassion. This, in remembrance of Me!’”This message has been edited. Last edited by: Chapter 31,
16 December 2006, 09:56 PM
Nice find, Nard.
(Since we don't have all of your addresses) Original poems from our boys to friends near and far. Enclosed in our Christmas mailings '06!
"A Christmas Verse from Our Home to Yours"
Our Savior was born on a cold winter night. Gentle animals drew near. What a beautiful sight! Heavenly Angels with glory sang the good word, Messages of Love, Peace, and Joy we all have heard.
We hope you stay warm on this Day of All Days... For gifts of friends, family, and health - give Him our praise. Merry Christmas to you and all those you love! May the Spirit of Baby Jesus shine down from above. ~ FGP -age 10
"A HAIKU FOR YOU"
Fir trees rock with joy. Christmas makes us jump around. How happy we are!! ~ CWP -age 8
----------------- Of course, a copy to Mr. B with a picture of the boys, as side by side they ran laughing.
Peace and God's Blessings! f
16 December 2006, 10:28 PM
It's that time again...HAPPY FESTIVUS to the rest of us!