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11/05/2014

Happy November!

This year has quickly passed.  I hope you are starting to think about the holidays.  I have been decorating the house and making snowmen and snow ladies.  I love this time of year!  Growing up we didn't have extras or holiday decorations.  My dad worked in the coal mine and we were poor.  We always had a Christmas tree and mostly that was put up Christmas Eve then taken down by New Year's Day.  We would make paper garland and if my grandfather gave us a dollar we would buy a decoration to keep year after year.  I made angels and decorations from scraps of paper and cloth too.  Things that we cherished were taken out of old worn out boxes that were kept in the attic with great excitement and carefully placed.  My mother would manage to save a few dollars during the year and buy us a Christmas gift.  Everything was bought with cash back then and if you didn't have the cash you couldn't afford it.  My uncle and grandfather would go together and buy a gift for us.  One year I got a red wagon.  Wow!   I was so lucky!   I love my decorations now and my house is filled with Christmas.  Most of the things I have made and I still carefully take each one out of their box and feel the excitement of the holidays placing them in just the right place.  It is wonderful and I love the feeling of Christmas.  My nativity scenes are most precious and it is wonderful to be able to set them up every November.  They are very old.  I hope the joys of the holidays fill your heart and soul and you always remember Jesus is the reason we celebrate.  Happy Holidays!

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