A Credit Card Christmas

I expected activities to slow down this Christmas because of the pandemic, but think again. I noticed the frantic internal rush to spend money began around mid-November, and it reached a boiling point hours before Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday…and it hasn’t let up. The breaking of Hoover Dam would be comparable to this adrenalin… Continue reading A Credit Card Christmas

Oklahoma · Photography · Smoke Pipe · Stories · Weekend Challenge

Unknown Story for Weekend Challenge

There is a story behind this picture, I just don’t know what it is. Back in 2005 our family had a gathering to celebrate Christmas in the small southeastern Oklahoma town where I was born. We always drive around town just to see what hasn’t changed in 70+ years, and usually that means not much… Continue reading Unknown Story for Weekend Challenge

Christmas · Christmas letter · Mexico · new casita · San Miguel de Allende

Annual (and Less than Inspired) Christmas Letter

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

Cee's Flower of the Day Photo Challenge · Christmas · Christmas tree · Photo Challenge · photographs · Photography

Cee’s FOTD

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.

Christmas · musings · Santa Claus · shopping · spending money

It’s Buying Time: Christmas

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

Bluebird of Bitterness · Challenges · Christmas

Name These Carols

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

Christmas · Christmas tree · Weekly Photo Challenge

We Who Have. The Haves and Have Nots

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

Christmas · Editorial · New York Sun · Uncategorized

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Is There a Santa Claus? In 1897 a young girl asked the question of the New York Sun: Is There A Santa Claus? The newspaper’s reply came in an editorial written by Francis P. Church, a Sun editor and former Civil War correspondent. It became the most reprinted editorial in the English language.  In today’s… Continue reading Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus