Monthly Archives: December 2014

Sorting through the basement

December 31 – Having been making some progress in the basement this week where I spent a couple hours sorting through extra bedding, clothes on a big rack or packed in boxes; a small case of treasures and letters sent … Continue reading

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Retirement is not what it used to was!

December 30 – So the year is fast coming to an end with just one more day to do some catching up and to do a little planning for 2015! Have you noticed that the older you get, the faster … Continue reading

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African Tales – Eating what bugs you

December 30 – NOTE: This post may not be for the squeamish – chowing down on bugs is not what you’ll find in your normal everyday blog post. You have been warned! <g> In Africa in which I grew up, … Continue reading

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Winter makes time go slowly

December 29 – Am not getting a lot done today so far. Have mostly been looking through magazines and catalogs and throwing them onto the spare bed, and assume our son will be the inheritor of most of them. Chris … Continue reading

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Christmas tales from the past

December 29 – Yes, Christmas is now past, but many of the memories will still be with us in the years to come. This reminds me of a couple stories about son David when he was much younger, maybe around … Continue reading

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A post for Christmas day

December 25 – Computers are fun, right? (trying to convince myself of that). Earlier this week I wrote to all of our relatives who had sent Xmas cards, and that took forever (even though they were all bunched together in … Continue reading

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A Christmas memory, in three parts

December 24 – When I was a kid, about six or so, Mom made me a Santa, chunky and overweight as all Santas are. This one, made of felt, had a round head with the typical hat and shaggy white … Continue reading

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African Tales – The cobra, she spits

December 23 – One of the most dangerous African snakes is the black-necked spitting cobra. It is quite common, and seems more anxious to spit its venom at an enemy than to bite it. It aims for the face and … Continue reading

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The Dentist at Christmas

December 23 – Got to visit the dentist recently, where she told me what I had already thought: no problem. Why my gums have been sore for over a week, neither she nor I could figure out, but the x-ray … Continue reading

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Christmas poetry

December 22 – For a slight change of pace, here’s a Christmas poem that Chris and I wrote recently, then read in church this past weekend. In the Fullness of Time by Chris and Dale Fairchild The fullness of time … Continue reading

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