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Friday, November 24, 2017

Friendly Fill Ins 24 November 2017 Merry Christmas

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1. I start to decorate for Christmas/Hanukkah 18 December.

Our daughter was born 18 December.  Since we did not want Christmas to overshadow her birthday, we let her decide what she wanted to do about Christmas decorating, etc.  She decided that we decorate on her birthday.

We also decided that we would have two Christmases each year.  One on December 18 and the other on December 25.  We did this because we figured with four living children that the spouses of our children would probably want to spend Christmas with their families.

We figured this way, we could have our tradition and not have problems.  The idea was great in theory.  We will not see either of the boys this year.  It is still questionable whether or not our youngest daughter will make it for “First Christmas”.  She is in a play with “Call” on the day after Christmas so, she can’t be home then.  She is working at What-A-Burger and may not be home for First Christmas.  

2. I prefer an artificial Christmas tree because of fire hazard.

Years ago, my family had a huge, live Christmas tree.  The day after Christmas, it was my job to take it down and take it out to the trash.  Back then we burned the trash in our small town.  I put the tree in the trash and stood over 15 feet away from the tree and lit a match with the intention of throwing the match on the tree.

Just the spark from attempting to strike the match (it did not light on the first attempt) ignited the tree in a tremendous inferno.  We had kept the tree watered and had even sprayed it with water several times during the Christmas season.

3. The best thing about the holidays is food.                                         
The traditions are long gone.  Back in the day, our family had a Western Auto Store.  On Christmas Eve, we played Santa Claus for many families.   I assembled bikes and toys.  I set up televisions and VCRS.  

On Christmas Day, we would often leave town.  We would ride in the mountains or go to out of town relatives.  
Xerxes' Only Christmas
4. The worst thing about the holidays is the traditions are long gone.  

Many families are held together by one key family member.  When they are gone, the traditions fade away.  When my father died in 1987, our family fell apart.  It has never been the same.

Right now, I am asking for prayers.  Monday I go to get my foot evaluated again.  Last Monday it was not looking too good.  This Monday the doctor will decide whether or not to admit me.  He may decide to take my leg between the knee and ankle.  Please  pray that everything is improved.  

If I have to be admitted, it means that the momentum we have built up with our blogs will be gone.  The laptop I used to use when I went to the hospital crashed.  We will not be able to blog or make YouTube videos from the hospital.  

Please pray that my foot is completely healed and that there is no need to admit me.  Admitting me creates a whole lot of logistical problems.  The hospital is over 30 miles from our home. This puts a lot of wear and tear on Suzanne.

Merry Christmas, Y’all!

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  1. I guess it is time for us to make some new traditions, my Zing. Hand-in-hand, we can do this. I love you.

    1. Livin' on love, buying on time. Without each other ain't nothin' worth a dime.

  2. Life and time keep moving and evolving. It is often bittersweet, but it is the way it is supposed to be. New traditions are a great idea. Christmas is all about love, and you two have that! Peace.

    1. God has blessed me with the finest wife on the planet. Have a Merry Christmas.

  3. Praying you do not get admitted to the hospital, and that you make new traditions together.

    1. Thank you. There is never a good time to go to the hospital. Christmas would be the pits.

  4. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I enjoyed your answers. We have an artificial tree too, much better for many reasons in my opinion. It is sad when traditions end over time. I hope your daughter makes it home for first Christmas. I am praying for you to be healed.

    1. Thank you. May your family have a wonderful Christmas.


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