The Ghost of Christmas Past

Posted by mcm0704 on December 20, 2019 |

The holidays often bring bittersweet memories to the surface of our minds, and this year is no different for me.  We often miss the people who have left big holes in our lives more poignantly as we prepare for celebrations, and I am missing my husband. He loved to give presents in the most dramatic […]

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Book Excerpt – A Dead Tomato Plant & a Paycheck

Posted by mcm0704 on December 27, 2018 |

As our family, part of it anyway, met to exchange gifts the Sunday before Christmas, my granddaughter, Ally, came around with a small plastic bag to gather up the wrapping paper. We both chuckled at the memory of what the house looked like on Christmas when all the grand-kids were young and the whole family […]

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All I Want for Christmas is…..

Posted by mcm0704 on December 23, 2011 |

Over the years we received some very interesting Christmas lists. One was written on an entire ream of computer paper in 1977, and I still occasionally pick it up for bedtime reading. It’s a challenge like War and Peace. Someday I’m going to plow my way through the whole thing. One year our kids all […]

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A Little Holiday Fun

Posted by mcm0704 on December 24, 2010 |

Tis the day before Christmas and all is not done,Things on the “to do” list number a million and one.There are cookies to cut while the oven is hot,And a gift for Aunt Mildred. Egad! I forgot. There are presents to measure, to balance and wrap,If the stacks are not even the kids will know […]

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No Black Friday For Me

Posted by mcm0704 on November 26, 2010 |

I remember a time when shopping the day after Thanksgiving was fun. A lot of people were doing the same thing, but there was no pushing, no shouting, no mad rush to get the latest must-have toy, and nobody grabbing it out of your hands once you had it. For the most part, everyone was […]

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Christmas Shopping

Posted by mcm0704 on December 14, 2009 |

Here are rules for shopping from my friend, Tracy. Enjoy….. The Five Christmas shopping ‘Rules of Engagement’ Christmas is creeping up on us again, and that means it’s time to brave the wild indoor shopping centers and outlet malls with the hope of getting some serious Christmas shopping done without being crushed to death in […]

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