Christmas Tradition  

weineroftheworld 66M
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12/13/2005 7:39 pm

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Christmas Tradition

It's Christmas time 2005. The excitement of snowflakes drifting through the air is enhanced by its crisp dryness. This is a season of being with family. This is the season of being part of a family. I am very fortunate. I have a very large family. Our tradition of getting together at Mom's continues to this day. Brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, cousins, everyone shows up sometime during December 24 and 25. Even the neighbors come over because they have now become just like our family. Last year there were nearly one hundred visitors. It has been like that for some 50 years. There are presents pandemonium as the kids and adults alike tear into the myriad of packages under the tree. The noise rises to rock concert levels as the kids squeal with delight. Dozens of trash bags are required to clean up the torn paper and broken ribbons. After the bedlam dies down, the adults are put to work untwisting ties to remove toys from boxes. Assembly and play becomes the order of the day. There is enough food to feed the entire county and tables full of mouth-watering desserts. Sometimes we sing carols. Sometimes we just sit and talk. Sometimes we watch the kids play. But through all of this, one thing stands out. That is love. Some of these people we see only once or twice a year. But when we are together, at Christmas, at a family reunion, or at a cemetery, it is like we have never been apart - because we are family. A family with roots deeply implanted producing bonds that can never be broken. That is my blessing and my delight.
Do you have any special and joyous traditions you would like to share?

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
12/13/2005 10:01 pm

Hmmmm... our Christmas is of a much smaller order, but still, the most important thing is the love, and that is there ....

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weineroftheworld 66M

12/14/2005 4:52 pm

You are absolutely correct!!! It is family that matters.

saddletrampsk 54F

12/16/2005 5:53 pm

I have a houseful of friends over as I am not geographically close to family and the roads are not good for travelling during winter..lots of food and drink and entertainment including games and singing and toboganning and skating and a little too much eggnog and rum..Its always a good time..

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