My 81st Christmas.
Another chance to wish all of you a vert Merry Christmas. I will spend the next few days fighting with myself over when to take the decorations down. There have been times in the past when the tree was still up as my birthday approached. and that is in February. Other times things were taken and packed away just after the first of the new year.
But it is difficult to say goodbye to these memories.
This is one of the oldest ornaments that has survived.
Like me it has faced another year to remember all the years of children being born, growing up, and now reaching adulthood. Also the grand children now join me on the holidays.
Our annual Christmas Eve dinner was last night.
This is Anne, Les’ wife and my oldest Wesley.
This is Lesley my youngest son with the ever present Santa hat, next Dakota, Wesley’s son, then Courtney. Lesley’s daughter.
This is David, still apart of the family, and my daughter Cynthia,(to me always will be Cindy).
Sadly grand daughter Jasmine, Wesley’s daughter had to work and couldn’t be here. This is something that happen both to me (the phone co.) and Cindy (direst care ) many times down through the years.
This is Brandy waiting patiently f or a little something that might escape the table.
The cats all hid (so many people) and the birds kept quiet and that my friends is our zoo.
Well that was our eve and except for me burning the marsh mellows on the on the sweet potato rounds every thing went well. Les and Anne brought a honey baked ham, I had potatoes au gratin, wrapped asparagus,(not a favorite), shrimp with sauce, rolls, and cheese cake for dessert.
Well again I wish you Happy Holidays, a New Year with health, wealth, and happiness. Let us hope 2017 will exceed everything that we missed in 2016.
I’ll close with another of my favorites.