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  • #16
    Re: Merry Christmas to everyone,

    Originally posted by CWSmith View Post
    A very Merry Christmas to all,

    Christmas Eve is the traditional big event in our family, as it is the time when we get together as a whole. Our late evening dinner prep is pretty much with all of us crowded into the kitchen, with lots of wine, conversation, and everybody chipping in and helping out the best cooks in the realm (and also getting in their way too ). Everybody fondly remembers those who are no longer with us and takes great joy in newest arrivals, as they scamper amoung us.

    As the dinner hour approaches, most of us guys migrate to the back yard, to flame the steaks and happily complain about the craziness of standing out there in the freezing weather. The rest of the clan is dedicated to the coziness of the kitchen where the final minutes required of the vegetables, sauces, shrimp, and lobster tails are taking place.

    After our dinner, we open the gifts that are exchanged between us, and then coffee and Italian cookies and cakes are consumed as if the fine dinner had been days ago.

    Today, is for our individual families... for the children to get thier long sought presents from Santa Claus and for us to give our most dear the gifts of appreciation for our most loved ones. For some of us, like Patty and I, it's a bit lonely as our child and his family share this day with his inlaws... just like I did back then. But as is also our tradition, we visit the Aunt that is now alone and thus has us to share this great day with.

    So it goes, and in the midst of all of this I find myself taking a few minutes here to say "Hello" to my Ridgid forum friends, and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and the best of the New Year. I know that many of you are busy with family today, and won't read this until later or perhaps even in a few days. But please know my thoughts are of all the words that we have shared over this past year. The differences of opinion that were shared, and the great wisdoms that we have accepted from each other. It's sort of a different community or "family", that comes with a technology that has only existed in the past decade or two; but nevertheless has grown to be an important one for many of us. I think about my personal family and the joyous evening that we just spent together; but as I write this, I also think of the friends that I have here on the forum. People I have never met and probably never will meet. People that I don't know much of anything about, their religion, their habits, thier families.... People that I have disagreed with, wondered about, and found new insights with. I've been miffed and also had my ego stroked. Pretty much like any family member anywhere!

    So, here is my appreciation for you all. And for you all, I wish the very best of Christmas spirit and a great and tremendously Happy New Year!



    CWS
    CW, very well said and although my family is a little larger and spread across literally, the world, it is those times that are most cherished when they do occur. And also, exactly the same feelings and thoughts about all of our cyber acquaintances.
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    • #17
      Re: Merry Christmas to everyone,

      Merry Christmas Ya'll!

      That's a KY thang.



      I've got to ask...


      I haven't been there since the 22nd, and when I clicked on new posts to find this one, there's only 11 thread topics since the 22nd?
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      • #18
        Re: Merry Christmas to everyone,

        Dunbar,

        Tis the season I guess. People busy shopping, some making their gifts down in the shop, and many of us running around trying as best we can to acknowledge the good cheer with all our friends and family.

        Just busy I hope, in a very happy way,

        CWS

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        • #19
          Re: Merry Christmas to everyone,

          Merry Christmas and God bless to all. Hope you all enjoyed this holiday with family and friends.
          You only live once, so play with your tool often.

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          • #20
            Re: Merry Christmas to everyone,

            Originally posted by CWSmith View Post
            Dunbar,

            Tis the season I guess. People busy shopping, some making their gifts down in the shop, and many of us running around trying as best we can to acknowledge the good cheer with all our friends and family.

            Just busy I hope, in a very happy way,

            CWS

            I thought maybe I visited inbetween those times, clicking on a bookmark. I'm sure everyone will be back soon enough like you say. Rick! Post something!
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