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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

I'm setting in my easy chair at 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. We went to my wife's family for a Christmas Celebration earlier in the day and then picked up Dad from my Uncle's house in the evening. 
I can't help but think to earlier Christmas Eve dinners at my Uncle's house. There were a lot more people around back then. Grandma and Grampa and the other uncle and aunt and my great aunt who was a jolly sort. Grandma and my Great Aunt had tea at 10 and 3 every day. 
I remember when my uncle got a pool table and invited everyone out to the back room to give it a try. My Grandma declined stating that she had never been in a pool hall in her life and was not about to start now.
I was sitting across the table from my 11 year old daughter and thinking the world seems to be quite a bit different today.
Although, perhaps not. Earlier I listened to my brother in law tell about the war he was in and confirmed what I had read but never heard anyone say, "I was there and I saw it," kind of depressing really.

5 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas! Christmas isn't really the same on my side of the family since all the grandparents and my aunt passed away. I remember Christmases 15-20 years ago before any of the cousins and I were married....so much fun.

    Went to Christmas Eve service tonight, the pastor's message revolved around how there appears to be less joy in the world than there used to be. I don't know if it's true but it sure seems like it.

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  2. With age comes wisdom and with wisdom comes sorrow, teaches the Bible. And there probably IS less joy in the world, for multiple reasons. Still, if we have the Lord as our savior and at least one person here that loves us, we're doing alright. Merry Christmas, gentlemen, and may God bless you and yours.

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope you have many more.

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  4. Merry Christmas. Remember that the birth was the first step toward the resurrection. There is hope.

    Grace and peace.

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