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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve

It's now Christmas Eve and the world has stopped for a moment as we gather with those we love, call them on the phone or have plans to celebrate, each in our own way. 

A celebration of peace on Earth and good will to all is something to be extended past the Christmas holiday, but it is unlikely. Even so, the moment can be cherished and embraced as if it will never end. Whether you go to church, to grandma's house or both, I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.

And since there's nothing more important than family, I'll share some photos of my grandkids.

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful kids, LL. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. It's like a barrel of monkeys here at the rancho on Christmas with all of them. Which is to say, it's wonderful.

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  2. Merry Christmas, LL! What a beautiful family - you are truly blessed

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    1. Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you and the Bannon clan, far and wide. And especially to the Bannon son who prepares to serve the nation.

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  4. Merry Christmas, LL. Enjoy the grand kids as they unwrap their Christmmas presents, placed lovingly under the Christmas Tree.

    Christmas, Christmas, Christmas. Can't say it enough anymore.

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    1. People say, "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" and I respond with a hearth, "MERRY CHRISTMAS"! And with that, a Merry Christmas, Fredd to you and your family.

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  5. Merry Christmas!

    +great pics.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. The best to you, your family, your congregation -- and safe travels in the cold and forbidding north.

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  6. Your girls are beautiful, your grandkids are beautiful, you have a lot to be thankful for. Best wishes and Merry Christmas.

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    1. We're both blessed with loving families. It's one of those things that brings joy. Merry Christmas.

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  7. Merry Christmas! Don't have any kids but yours look like the right sort.

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    1. Thank you. Merry Christmas, and I hope that the season treats you kindly.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Rick.

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  9. Kids and grandkids . . . They are truly what we leave the world. They are our blessing as well. Seems as though you do good work! :) Merry Christmas LL, to you and your entire clan.

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    1. The kids and grandkids make the season bright! Merry Christmas to you, Bill, your pretty wife and your family.

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  10. A great looking clan, there, LL. Enjoy them to the max.

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    1. Their mothers don't want them to go swimming tomorrow! I can't figure it out. The pool is warm. My daughters - go figure. But thank you for the wonderful wishes. Merry Christmas, John.

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    1. It really is Christmas up where you live. City Christmases are not the same at all. I hope that you and Mrs. Woodsterman have a wonderful day.

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  12. Yuletide greetings! It's nearly Christmas here. WOO-HOO! Have a good 'un!

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    1. (looking at my watch), Yes, the grand old elf should be sliding down your chimney with a bag full of goodies at any moment! Merry Christmas in England! He should be finishing up there soon and heading to the Americas to spread joy and cheer.

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  13. A very Blessed & Merry Christmas to you and the Clan, LL. They are the Awesome legacy of a wonderful Dad & Grandpa.
    and ahh...
    "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" on the 26th, to you!

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    1. I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
      Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
      I was raised in the canebrake by an ol' mama lion, etc. Sixteen Tons.

      Thanks Ms. Berserker!

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  14. Merry Christmas to you and yours! :-)

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    1. Thanks buddy. Enjoy the Texas hacienda and a new life with a new year.

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  15. Merry Christmas, Larry! Love the pics. I'm sure you have a busy morning coming to you!

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    1. I just rolled out to travel and spend the early-morning with my granddaughters. Though how I'll fit all the presents in the Raptor presently eludes me. Got to start packing. Merry Christmas, Pretty Jenny.

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    2. I trust you managed and made your granddaughters very happy! Hope you had a full and fun day. :)

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  16. Merry Christmas Larry and a very happy new year to you and yours!

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