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YES THIS IS CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

SO ONCE AGAIN CHRISTMAS HAS COME AND ALMOST GONE. IT WAS A GOOD CHRISTMAS , ALL AND ALL. THE KIDS WERE HAPPY AND THE GRANDKIDS MADE OUT LIKE LITTLE BANDITS. SOMEHOW I THINK THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO PLAY WITH EVERYTHING THEY GOT . IT WILL DEFINITELY TAKE UNTIL THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL.

WE ATE A VERY FATTENING BREAKFAST. I FIGURED IT WAS ,BUT ATE IT ANYHOW. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY. THEN WATCHED THE KIDS OPEN PRESENTS. AFTER THAT WE PLAYED A REALLY FUN GAME CALLED ' APPLES TO APPLES' . THERE WAS 7 OF US AND WE HAD SO MUCH FUN. IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED IT , I RECOMMEND IT .

ALL IN ALL THE HOLIDAYS WERE PRETTY GOOD. THE WEEK BEFORE THAT , MY MOTHER IN LAW PASSED AWAY. THAT WAS ROUGH, EVEN THO SHE HAD NOT BEEN WELL FOR A WHILE. SHE WASN'T ABLE TO GET AROUND AT ALL AND COULD NOT SPEAK. THIS WAS A LADY WHO RAISED 8 KIDS, ALWAYS HAD A FULL TIME JOB. SHE WAS EMPLOYED AT ILLINOIS BELL FOR 42 YRS. THEY ALSO LIVED ON A FARM AND SHE GREW HER OWN VEGETABLES FOR YEARS. SHE WAS DEFINITELY ALWAYS ON THE MOVE. IT WAS SAD TO SEE HER DECLINE OVER THE LAST 3 YEARS. SO NOW SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE WHERE SHE CAN ONCE AGAIN WALK. AND WE KNOW SHE IS NOT ALONE. SO TO THAT LITTLE WOMAN WITH SO MUCH SPUNK, I DEDICATE THIS BLOG AND THIS CHRISTMAS FULL OF MEMORIES. SHE IS ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND WE SHALL MISS HER TERRIBLY. REST WELL ELLA!
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  • POLLY20
    My Sweet Sis Carol.. Lots of happenings came & went this year.. Put all of the ills aside & find
    a much more peaceful time ahead.. I am finally listening to my Heart.. I am sending you lots of Happy thoughts & some Joys as well.. Find the time to just be thankful & Blessed.. Makes a big differance when you have a Positive Attitude.. I am trying to make this part of my New Year's resolution.. Keep the Positives growing & glowing~Love You Dearly Always Polly Pan..
    Peter Pan's Sister.. xxo
    4450 days ago
  • METALBABE
    Glad to hear that you had a good holiday, despite the passing of your mother-in-law. I am so sorry for your loss. Great to have the kids around, though. I love Apples to Apples!
    4450 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2948406
    So glad you had a wonderful xmas with your family. I hope you got over your cold before then as well. You mother in law sounded like a wonderful woman. Take those stories and lessons you learned and pass them around in your family. Her memory will forever live on.
    4451 days ago
  • DIANEV5
    Glad you had a good Christmas sure your MIL was there in spirit she's probably up there dancing around emoticon
    4453 days ago
  • KSNICKER
    So happy that you holiday was a good one... I'm sure that Ella is proud for the dedication to her... Very special and well said my friend...

    psst... now about that fattening breakfast... how do we get that turned around... I've had several fattening meals... lol Hoping to get a grip soon... I'm so off track now... lol

    ((hugs))

    Kathy
    4453 days ago
  • BUFFALOGAL1952
    DEUCE, WHAT BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENT. I THINK IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO MAKE NEW MEMORIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION WHILE STILL MAINTAINING MEMORIES OF THOSE WE LOVED WHO HAVE PASSED BEFORE US. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL DAY!
    4454 days ago
  • LINDIEMAE
    DEUCE I AM GLAD THAT YOUR FAMILY WAS ABLE TO GET TO GETHER AND HAVE A GOOD DAY. I'LL HAVE TO FIND THAT GAME AND GET IT, MAYBE I CAN GET ENOUGH FAMILY TOGETHER TO ENJOY. I AM SURE ELLA WOULD BE VERY VERY HAPPY WITH HOW TODAY WENT AND THE DEDICATION, SO SWEET OF YA...HUGGGSSS, LINDIE
    4454 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2244567
    DEDUCE ELLA I KNOW IS LOOKING DOWN WITH A BIG SMILE KNOWING THAT SHE HAS RAISED A LOVELY FAMILY AND MADE LOTS OF MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY!GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD CHRISTMAS!AND YES MY GIRLFRIEND HAS THAT GAME IT WAS FUN YOU ARE RIGHT!A BIG HUG TO YOU MY FRIEND AND SO GLAD I GOT TO KNOW YOU ON THE TEAM!LOVE,CHAR
    4454 days ago
  • MOB8/2009
    What a sweet tribute! I'm sure Ella would be very pleased.

    I gave that game to my SIL to be for Channakuh! They love it.
    4454 days ago
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