Hello Folks, This is my ‘catch you up on what’s happening in my life’ review for 2019, boring as it may be. But, hey, I need to write a column, I need to post a blog, and I need to assure people who have sent me messages throughout the year (and who I have not… Continue reading Annual (and Less than Inspired) Christmas Letter
Oh, the wonders of Christmas Past. Images from Christmases of my youth are indelibly imprinted in my memory evoking emotions of fun, joy, and surprise. I was a lucky kid. I don’t recall any family disputes or even tensions associated with this magical holiday. Surely some existed, but I was oblivious to any of them.… Continue reading Christmas Past
For some reason this plant and flower reminded me of Christmas, must be the season. Anyway, here is my contribution to Cee’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge for today. See much more at https://ceenphotography.com/2019/12/09/fotd-december-10-2019-white-delight/ Well, it does look like a Christmas tree.
Santa Claus is coming to town. Yes, we can now start singing along with the Yuletide tunes playing over every store speaker. In fact, some retailers are brazen enough to blast it across acres of parking lots, getting us ready to open our wallets for traditional gift buying. Admittedly, I like to shop, and there… Continue reading It’s Buying Time: Christmas
Christmas cards aren’t part of my year-end routine…in fact they aren’t part of any time of the year routine for me. But, my half-sister, herself a blogger and columnist, sent out her annual ‘letter’ and I liked the format so I decided to follow her example. Trust me, this will be brief (11 paragraphs), and… Continue reading Round Up of 2018
Christmas Carols From B.O.B. DECEMBER 23, 2018 ~ MELANIE B CEE Reblogged from https://bluebirdofbitterness.com/2018/12/23/christmas-carols-test-your-knowledge/ Can you name these common carols? 1. Palestinian municipality of unimpressive size 2. Seraphic beings originating from a celestial location 3. I espied a trio of seagoing vessels 4. Somewhere sort of distant, in a feed box 5. Spruce up the gathering… Continue reading Name These Carols
The hushed darkness slowly comes alive as candles, one-by-one, are lighted spreading a soft glow throughout the sanctuary. ‘Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright…” Voices raised in unison, honoring the birth of a child who after 2000 years continues to be a beacon of love and hope to millions of Christians.… Continue reading We Who Have. The Haves and Have Nots