Christmas Joy

Pic Pic revisedThis Christmas our family decided not to buy gifts to exchange.¬† Instead, we were each to bring a treasured item to pass on or make a gift for exchange.¬†No money was to be spent.¬† ¬†It was the start of a lovely tradition.¬† My sister Connie, her husband, and son made lovely gifts for everyone.¬† They framed each of us a copy of the only remaining picture of the five of us children using reclaimed wood from the house where we grew up.¬† It¬†is beautiful.¬†¬† Phyllis, the oldest child, brought the family Bible, which she’d had for several years, and passed it on to another sister.¬† My husband, Bud, made a wonderful¬†knife out of an old file.¬† Mother passed on a bread platej my dad won at his job many years ago and serving spoons given to her by her father when she married, to my nephew and his fianc√©e.¬† I brought some vintage blue Continue reading

Stolen Fruitcake: Weird but True!

My grandma died December 16, 1964.¬† I was devastated.¬† She was always accepting of me and seemed not to notice my faults.¬† She had mailed her Christmas gifts to us the morning of the evening of her death.¬† The box arrived two or three days after her funeral.¬† It was a macabre feeling, being anxious to find out what she’d sent, knowing she was in Continue reading

Can you help me out? (Joke)

One Christmas Eve a panhandler approached a man passing on the street.¬† “Excuse me, sir.¬† Can you give me enough money for a meal?”

“If I give you twenty dollars, will you spend it on alcohol?”

“Oh no.¬† I used to drink, but I gave it up years ago!”

“Well, would you spend it on guns and hunting equipment?¬†”

“No!¬† I’ve never been hunting in my life.”

“What about fishing?¬† Would you blow this money on fishing?”

“No!¬† I’ve never cared a thing about fishing, either.”

He handed the panhandler the twenty, then said, “Okay, come on home with me.¬† I’m going¬†feed you a fine meal, get you a bath and some clean clothes and put you up for a few days.¬† My wife needs to see what happens to a man who doesn’t drink, hunt, or fish!”

Christmas Spirit (Joke)

The benevolence committee was collecting for Christmas and approached the richest man in town.¬† “Can we count on you for a contribution for this year’s Christmas campaign?”

He headed them off, “You probably don’t know my mother is in a nursing home, totally penniless, dependent on handouts for all except necessities, do you?¬† My brother and his wife both have catastrophic illnesses and neither has worked in over a year.¬† That’s not all, my sister’s husband ran off and left her with six kids.¬† Her house burned and she has no where to go.¬† If someone doesn’t do something for them, they will be on the street.¬† Now if I’m not going to help any of them, what makes you think I’m going to help you?”