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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year to each and everyone of you

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I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and for those who do not celebrate the birth of our Christ  a very Happy Holiday Season to you as well. 

I remember the days of our family home on Christmas morning.  We, the three of us children,  were so very lucky to have what was waiting under our tree, be it real or the metal one with that colorful wheel.  We never knew of the struggle or the monies spent for months to follow, to pay for it all. Life is simple through the eyes of a child or that is how it seemed when I was a kid. I was blessed with a Mom and Dad. A roof over our heads and a wonderful feast laid out on the kitchen table. 

For many years Thanksgiving was spent up here in New Hampshire with my Mother’s side of the family where all would come together as one and give thanks for what we had.  Back then I never gave thought of what others went through to pull it off.  They worked hard each and every day and lived within their means.  We had mini Christmas  that weekend as well because usually Dad would take us to his parents house for Christmas school break.

Dad worked all day and then worked on the car he would load up with presents which we never knew were ours, see what I mean about simple times. We were children who spent the days outside playing after school never giving a thought as too what the parents had going on.  No wonder they were stressed, I see that now. The car was packed with gifts for grandparents and us then in went all the clothes we would all need for a road trip to Nana and Grandpa’s.  You see I have since learned by trucking it was 660 miles each way.  With three rambunctious children and our dog Teddy. We made this journey from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania most Christmas holidays. Maybe that is where I found the love for the road.  Staying awake with Daddy driving in the middle of what I now know was blizzards, helping him keep track of the white line on the edge of the road.  He had his whole family with him in our old car with a piece of plywood on the folded down seat for us all to sleep.  Daddy never did and I am sure Mom tried to always stay awake so Daddy could as she was his company, on this journey.  So today with the saved tree from the dump with no gifts under it, I remain thankful for all I have ever had for it is more than many others never did. 

With Daddy gone and grandparents too as well as all but two Aunts and 2 Uncles my family now three brothers and my Mom, we no longer have those times together.  That is what I miss the most as this holiday nears FAMILY. 

Today I am thankful and grateful for all of you I follow and to those who follow me, for we are a family of sorts.  Sharing joy and happiness. Wonderful things to bake and make. We are there as well when sadness hurts so bad.  Thanks everyone for yet another year spent with you.

Peace On Earth Good Will To Men

 

XO

 

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47 thoughts on “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year to each and everyone of you”

  1. Thank you Eunice. Isn’t it good to know there are people out there who understand and can share good and bad. So often one of your posts has cheered me or made me smile, so THANKS! I wish you a very Happy Christmas with your pretty tree. And I hope you have a very happy and peaceful 2014 too. Hugs. xx

    1. Yes Cathy it is wonderful to meet so many different people from all over this world. Thanks yours always make me SMILE and MAKE ME HUNGRY XO

      Merry Christmas Cathy to you and yours I bet your kitchen smells heavenly 🙂

  2. If the photo is of your saved tree Eunice, you have made it very beautiful. Christmas is the best time of year for many and the saddest hardest part for others. My wishes for you are returned. I wish you joy. I wish you warmth. And I wish you good health and love.

  3. Merry Christmas Eunice !! I am grateful for family and friends and that inclues all my wonderful blogger friends !! I look forward each day to seeing what I find in my mail box , so many wonderful stories, recipes and pictures from interesting people all over the world !!
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and the new year brings you everything you want !!! xoxo

  4. Peace on earth & good will toward women like NFT. Thank you for being here on WordPress & sharing your thoughts, photos, recipes & ever-so-interesting life experiences as a female trucker…

  5. Thank you E – We are a family albeit ‘virtual’ … we share, we cry, we laugh together.
    Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas and may all your dreams come true in the New Year.

    “Keep on writing and truckin”

    Thank you for never ending support ~ Love Mumsy xx

    1. Thanks one that took on a life of it’s own as usual lol the gift of gab! HUGS back at you! Stay safe but party on! We wanted to go to the beach in the morning but it will be 0 degrees F with a windchill on top of it We will watch the cat and dog open their gifts and enjoy each other even if we stay in the house 🙂

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