Ramblings of a Rambler – Dec. 2014
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Tis the season. I’m writing this Ramblings on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I can’t believe I ate so much food. I’m reminded of the old Alka Seltzer commercial where the bloated fellow utters “I can’t believe I ate the who thing”. . .
I love the Holiday season. Holiday spirit shared with family and good friends. Children acting on their best behavior and if they’re not you can threaten them with Santa Clause. My five year old granddaughter recently asked me what coal was. . .
Because of my schedule we put the Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving. I apologize to the all folks in Hell who experienced a sudden drop in temperature. Our Tree? It use to be just a tree now its a timeline of our lives. Ornaments my wife Deb made when she was pregnant with our first child followed by ones our sons made while growing up to ornaments with all of our grandchildren photos. I’ve been collecting the Hallmark Football ornaments series since for decades. I blame myself for Eli Manning’s poor performance this year. I forgot to take him off the tree last year and he spent the year in solitary confinement with the tree in the crawl space. Sorry Eli.
I watched Deb and my granddaughter Teagan place the ornaments on the tree. Teagan would ask about an ornament and Deb would give the her the history. Then they put the manger together and Teagan told Deb the story. She had a few holes in her rendition but she captured the spirit. It was beautiful!…
I like the Spirit of the Holidays. Almost everyone you meet has a smile. Problems don’t suddenly disappear they just seem to take a back seat for a few weeks. Its a time to reach out to friends and family. Life is too short and too beautiful to carry any ill feelings.
If you have the opportunity take advantage of the different celebrations offered by different cultures and religions this month do so. Your holiday spirit will truly be awakened. That’s why I like to wish people Happy Holidays. It’s a magical time of the year. Its the perfect time of the year to celebrate being human.
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