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    Posted: 24-Dec-2016 at 10:11
As with Thanksgiving, this will be the first Christmas we haven't spent at home. First in 35 years.
I was going to stay overnight at the nursing home, but they are renovating and the guest rooms are being used.

I didn't decorate or put up a tree, also a first. However, under circumstances such as exist now, you realize that stuff isn't important.
I did try my best to decorate her room.

The realization that it's unlikely my wife will be coming home has caused me to reconnect with the real meaning of Christmas, and while it's difficult to be "festive" it has allowed me to be comfortable with the present situation, as much as can be expected.

So, it's very much from the heart when I wish everyone a Merry Christmas.







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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Dec-2016 at 12:37
Trees and baubles were never necessary Ole Red. But your ongoing love and affection for your family and friends is.

Spend the day with the lady..and be as merry as you can.

For your sake and the sake of the day...and He who it represents....I echo your sentiment.

Merry Christmas.

For the rest of you... Be mindful of others who are alone or in despair or ill health. And who seek the simple comfort of a smile. Or a hand offered in friendship.

Seek peace where it can be found.

Promote fraternity.

Give of yourselves freely with no reservations or purposes of evasion.

And always.... praise  God.

amen.


ps. A message to the fighting men and women of the US Military and their staunch allies..wherever and however you serve. Well done. Come home safe. And may you have a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.


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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Dec-2016 at 04:24
Marry&Happy to all of you!Prayer for sick one for fast recovery.
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Dec-2016 at 09:45
A good traditional happy holidays to you all.

What a handsome figure of a dragon. No wonder I fall madly in love with the Alani Dragon now, the avatar, it's a gorgeous dragon picture.
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Merry Christmas to the AE crew and AE members!

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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Dec-2016 at 17:16
A noticeable lack of response and or well wishes from the Arabs-Turks-Iranians...even though elsewhere I had mentioned a peaceful Mawlid.

The Prophet admonishes you... seek peace he dictates...and I paraphrase...

'' The messenger of God said to me (Anas), "Son, if you are able, keep your heart from morning till night and from night till morning free from malice towards anyone"; then he said, "Oh! My son, this is one of my laws, and the one who loves my laws verily loves me."

Anyone who walks with a wrong doer in order to strengthen him knowing all the while that he is a wrong doer, has departed from Islam.

That person is nearest to God, who pardons, when he has someone in his power, one who would have injured him.

Assist your brother or sister Muslim, whether he or she be an oppressor or an oppressed. "But how shall we do it when that person is an oppressor?" Muhammad said, "Assisting an oppressor is by forbidding and withholding that person from oppression."



Iow you either ARE Muslims or YOU are haters..anti Christian and anti semitic.   The answer is clear.

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  Quote Aeoli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Dec-2016 at 20:36
Originally posted by Centrix Vigilis

A noticeable lack of response and or well wishes from the Arabs-Turks-Iranians...even though elsewhere I had mentioned a peaceful Mawlid.

A noticeable lack of response and or well wishes from the Arabs-Turks-Iranians...  LOLLOLLOL

Maybe, just maybe they don't care.

I know it is about kindness but each year Thanksgiving, Veteran Day and Christmas, Ramadan, Hanukah.....  

How much effective these topics? 

But if CV be happy;

Happy Christmas from Turkey
Demre-Antalya (City of St Nicolas)

and Happy New Year


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  Quote Aeoli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Jan-2017 at 06:42

If I were a Christian or live in Christian community, I would probably do it. Big smileBig smileBig smile

I am doing snow holiday, it is pretty snowy this year. 
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Jan-2017 at 08:10
Little Christmas, many folks around me celebrate it. We always tried to keep the Tree up until it.

We've had snow twice in the last week, however the worst part of it has been the extreme cold. Right now it's 9F, wind chill 0F.

 
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Jan-2017 at 08:28
It is frozen all.-9 in the morning in Thessalloniki yesterday.Taxi took me to the bus station on icy roads.Sea water went to ice over night.(-20 C?)I missed Christmas dinner cause of bus delays here.But i am home now. Ortodox Christmas was yesterday. Greece celebrates catholic one.(by date)But Tsipras threw the cross in Aegean waters near my hotel in Nea Kalikratia.

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  Quote Aeoli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jan-2017 at 12:44
It was like Russian Invasian

Europe today *cries in -36C in daytime*
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jan-2017 at 12:57
Global freezing is coming Aeoli!SmileUSA has nothing to worry about it cause it won that Clown elect that keeps them warmed all the time.WinkBoldly.
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