Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Wishing All A Wonder Christmas.

Here it is a week into Dec.  Time just seems to be going faster each month.  I have two tiny trees for decoration this year. Can not make myself do much else. I will display any cards I receive. I never go shopping at the stores for anything but household supplies and food.  Gee, at times my life is a total snooze. LOL
 Here are Santa and his wife in the old car in a town north of here. This is an old picture. I will miss my daughter Kathy taking me to see lights, as she moved to Seattle.  Saying that takes me back in time. Our mother used to pile us in the car and drive around looking at lights .  We never had very much, but mom let us enjoy the sights around town. 
   A couple times Salvation Army brought us some toys. Now I look into a playroom at my daughter's. There's more toys in that room than all eleven of  us saw in our lives growing up. I know none of my grandkids or great grandkids will ever be in want of something to play .  One thing I love about my daughters and their families, they pass things along to the next in line.
  I try to stay busy. I do go to brunch and lunch every now and then. My best times are with family. I pray all of you are well and  have time with your families this holiday. Hold each other tight . XO
  
 

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    1. Thank you Sandi. I wish you and yours the same. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. So good to hear from you. I remember my parents taking us out to look at Christmas lights. Simple pleasures back then. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you Debby and your family. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. How wonderful to read a post from you, Susie! Sending you love, hugs and wishes for a merry Christmas!

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    1. Nellie, I was thinking of you just last week. Wondered if you still cook as much. Merry Christmas and Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. How fun to have Santa an Mrs Claus in the car. Janice

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    1. I always laughed when I saw that old car lit up. Some things just make us kids again. Merry Christmas. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Hi Suzie, so glad to see it's FINALLY GOING TO LET ME leave you a comment, the past post or two of yours, it just would not let me. I hope you're doing well and I love the pretty picture of your Christmas decor. I do so enjoy seeing all the extra pretty sights and sounds of Christmas, and all the extra and beautiful old carols and pretty church decorations. Hope you are having a good week. It's been nice here, my favorite----a bit chilly and sweater weather.

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    1. My grandgirl and her family live in your state now. They went to visit Charleston when my daughter Liz spent time with them. I told them to eat at Hyman's and they did. Merry Christmas to you and your family, blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. We and Debby for sure were hit by this line of yours:
    Our mother used to pile us in the car and drive around looking at lights .....
    It seems impossible for that to have been such a wonderful thing, BUT IT WAS! Great to read and wonderful always to et the alert. Merry Christmastime to you also. Love you lady and how you are handling life....
    Sherry & jack in Florida

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    1. Jack, We did not have seat beats back then, but we were crammed so tight no danger of anyone falling out. :) Back when many of us were kids, it did not take a ton of money or electronics to make us happy. Merry Christmas. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Sorry, I need a proofer that et line was supposed to be SEE THE ALERT! my fingers and this keyboard fuss a lot....

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    1. Hey, I tore up two cards today before I got the lines I wanted to write to come out right. LOL.

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  8. Glad to see your post today. I'm sending wishes to you as well for a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year too! I love seeing the Christmas lights on these long winter nights. They sure do brighten things up!

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    1. My daughter that moved had been taking me around her town to see the lights. She lives in Seattle now. I may walk around my neighborhood to just see a few. Merry Christmas and blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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  9. And to you, Sweet Neighbor up the Road---all wonderful things and savors and scents and memories for a blessed and memorable Christmas Season!

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    1. Hi Racheld. Thank you for all those beautiful kind wishes. Time with family and friends is a great gift. I love my family and also my blog family. So many are kind and encouraging at holidays, when it can be a tough time of being lonely. Merry Christmas. Blessings to you, xoxo, love, Susie

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  10. We were fortunate growing up, but I have to agree with you, our grandkids have more toys than they will ever know what to do with.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I see one of my great grandson play n I hear him say daddy a lot. Warms my heart. Blessings, be safe and warm.

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  11. i was so happy to see an update from you today!! we did not have much growing up either, my great nieces and nephews have more than they could ever even play with. the hubs and i still take the drive to look at christmas lights, it's a holiday tradition we did with our boys every year, i think we enjoyed it more than they did!! chuck and i are well...i'm sure the holidays are a little difficult for you. sending you hugs and warm wishes!!

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    1. Debbie, Thank you for those hugs and wishes. Yes, I still have some tough times. With Ted I was a team, it's hard to be a team being one person...
      As years went on life for my parents and younger siblings was easier...less to cloth and feed as girls married and boys went to service. some of us continued schooling after leaving my parents home. So then life was better for us too. As you and your husband know being raised with less you better have some grit. Hold each other close this wonderful season and always. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
      p.s. I still think of you when I see monarchs.

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    2. ooooh susie, so nice to hear from you 2 days in a row!!! i think of you so often, wishing you comfort and happiness!!!! have a wonderful holiday with your children!!! so many thanks for your kind wishes!!!

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  12. I can't believe this blog is letting me post. Oh my goodness. I am so happy to read your blog again. I do keep up, but I have not been able to respond. Take care dear friend. Prayers

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    1. Thank you Brenda. I have no idea what is happening on this old computer. Have a new laptop and cant do anything on it either. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  13. Love the car with all the Christmas lights..I guess your holidays are still a bit sad but take comfort in the love of your friends and family..

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    1. I try to be around family as much as possible. That's my joy. Missy on my blog there a grouping of followers...I am not sure if that's what you mean about something on my sidebar. I am so NOT techy. IT's sad. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  14. PS...COuld you put something on your sidebar so we can follow you??

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  15. Susie, my sweet friend- we, too used to drive around and look at lights. I didn't make it out once this year. Our toy drive was awesome! SO much donated and so many smiles on Christmas morning here. I am back to blogging, so come see me!

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  16. Happy New Year. I know you are healing...I know you miss your husband...my best friend since birth lost her husband in 2020 (WV)...my son-in-law's mom lost her husband in 2020 (Indiana) and my sister-in-law lost her husband in 2021...he was in my family since I was fifteen...so many losses...so many ways of moving forward...take care...I enjoy your blog...

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  17. Happy New Year. Going to see lights is something we haven't done in a couple of years now. I may have to suggest we go this next Christmas.

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