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Unread 12-21-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
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Smile Merry Christmas everyone!!

This is our first Christmas without my father, and though I'll miss him more than words can express, I am doing everything just like I would have done had he been here with us. I know he'd want that. After all, it was Daddy who taught us how to celebrate Christmas and gave us some wonderful traditions which I am also passing on to my children. There will be tears but there will also be much love. I'm am thankful for having my father on earth for such a long time. Now he is with his father in heaven. I cannot be sad about that. May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas. And for those of you who do not celebrate Christmas, may you enjoy whatever you do celebrate. Blessings from our house to yours.

The pine tree endures all storms and seasons and continually adorns the
world with it's radiant color. May God shelter you through life's storms
and seasons.....and bless your holidays with His richest gifts. Your
love and friendship has poured color into our lives and we thank you
for being there for us.....and for being you.


May your wishes be granted, your needs supplied, and your lives filled
with all the joys of life and gifts of God's greatest blessings!

And may your love continue to glow and
light up the lives of those hearts you have touched.

Your happy, jolly personality and big smile may be like Frosty's,
but what a joy to know that it will never melt nor go away!

The Santa in each of us spreads the joy of giving and brightens the
lives of our loved ones and friends. Filling our sled with kindness
and "love" is the greatest gift we can give......and we thank you for the emotional wealth we've found within you, our friend

The first gift "The Baby Christ", was the beginning of giving
and was the greatest gift ever given to any man,
woman, or child. The gift of "love"!

Today's commercialized holiday has weakened the "love"
of Christmas and giving. Gifts should be a symbol of our
love....wrapped in love....and opened with love.

This is our "Love Gift" to you!
God Bless and a very Merry Christmas to you all!


In true LG style, I couldn't resist adding my favourite Christmas pic. Eat your hearts out gentlemen
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Unread 12-21-2005, 11:51 AM   #2
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Merry Christmas LG. I know it will be tough without your father, but rest assured he'll be smiling down upon your celebration. This is of course the most difficult Christmas for us here, but the kids understand how easily they could have been spending Christmas without their father (me) and they fully believe now how we can have angels looking after us at all times.

And to those celebrating Chanuka, have a great one. I get to celebrate both each year. This year with Christmas falling on the start of Chanuka, we for the bebefit of my FIL are forgoing the ham and having Prime Rib, all the normal Christmas sides, all along with Matza ball soup and potato latkas.
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Unread 12-21-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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Fer the benefit of you'all what don't already know.....

My Jewish co-worker just sent me this definition of Potato Latkes. Har

Latkes
Potato pancakes fried in castor oil and lightly
seasoned with balsa wood. Smells like old boxer shorts.
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Unread 12-22-2005, 05:59 AM   #4
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Dave, remind me never to get any recipes from your co-worker.
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Unread 12-22-2005, 06:33 AM   #5
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Sounds like it would go very well with lutefisk.............(the lye would really help smooth out them balsa splinters on the way out too )
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Unread 12-22-2005, 08:09 PM   #6
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merry xmas lg i know how rough its gonna be. cheer up. i decided not to put any decorations up this year as it is too sad.
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Unread 12-22-2005, 10:29 PM   #7
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Dan, I'm the opposite to you. Though it's sad, I'm doing everything like I always do. I find that it helps. I'll be thinking of you. Here is something a friend sent me back in September and I have a copy that's really beautiful so I'm framing it. Hope you like it

My First Christmas In Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees
around the world below,
with tiny lights like heavens stars
reflecting on the snow.



The sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas
with Jesus this year



I hear the many Christmas songs
that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here



I have no words to tell you,
the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing



I know how much you miss me
I see the pain inside your heart
but I am not so far away
We really aren't apart.



So be happy for me dear ones,
You know I hold you dear,
and be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus this year.



I sent you a special gift,
from my heavenly home above
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love



After all love is a gift more
precious than pure gold
It was always most important
in the stories Jesus told.



Please love and keep each other,
as my father said to do
For I can't count the blessings or love
he has for each of you.



So have a Merry Christmas and
wipe away that tear
Remember I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.
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Unread 12-23-2005, 05:45 AM   #8
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thansk lg. Its sad without my mom and brother this year. For the last few days driving I catch my self listening to every song on the radio and it sounds as if its my life as it happens. I know I shouldnt slow down LG but i just didnt have the kick in the arse this year. well merry xmas to you save me a pice of turkey.
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Unread 12-24-2005, 09:32 AM   #9
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Opie, it's going to be okay. Mum is pretty upset. We had a party last night and she wasn't interested in attending. Too bad though because there was a gentleman I invited who lost his wife in March and he said it helped to be around other people. We were singing Christmas carols and having a jolly good time
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Unread 12-24-2005, 09:41 AM   #10
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Well I have decied to something in memory of my mother for XMAS. I am going to build some memoery boxes in my workshop on XMAS day. My dad said he would help me a father and son thing. I am going to the beach tonite with my truck full of food to pass out to all the homeless people i come across. Its just not the same but they say the first year is the hardest year. I think with out you LG and the rest of the JB hang i would have tossed in the towel months ago. I am thankfull everyday that I get to tile and use my hands and imagination. Well Lg thanks again for the warm wishes. Tell your mom no bauh humbug or she can hang out with CX.
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Unread 12-25-2005, 11:48 AM   #11
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Billy, you're a lucky man. Two angels.

Happy Holidays, everyone.
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Unread 12-25-2005, 01:51 PM   #13
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Billy, how ya doing?

John, you're right about that! Evie (on the right) will likely be a lawyer and already she can talk circles around most adults. I can tell by that look on her face that she is thinking about her next scam to pull on her parents. Helen is just as cute but not quite as talkative.

Ann and Billy are gonna have BIG problems in about 8 years.
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Unread 12-25-2005, 06:09 PM   #14
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That's great Billy. I agree Rob, though you have your own problems coming.

Oh.. I hear #1 son threatening to kick #2 sons ass, & #2 reminding #1 that tomorrow is all his cause its his birthday and #1 can kiss his left foot 'cause he'll prolly have sumfin' better 'n a stupid X box 3 sissie.

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