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Yearning For Christmas of Yesterday

Posted 05-13-2014 at 09:31 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

As I am close to entering middle agedness, the thoughts of my childhood are so distant and impossible sometimes.
If I could go back in time to one point of my life and relive it would definitely be a Christmas in the early eighties.
I look back at that time and all I see is a conglomerate of memories of those wonderful Christmases.
I cannot recall a single Christmas as an individual memory, there was always the tree, it was in a different spot each year, there was the waking up in the pre-dawn hours. I know I got from Santa one year "Donkey Kong" for the Atari 2600, another a slot car race set, and yet another a model train set, but what years I don't know.
The thought of reliving one of those years with my mother alive, my father sober, and my parents together would be the biggest Christmas present anyone could get, my eyes fill with tears just thinking of that. The gifts under the tree would be a fun moment but to feel the love of my long lost...
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My Magical Book

Posted 03-01-2013 at 07:33 PM by caninemom3
Updated 03-13-2013 at 08:16 PM by caninemom3

Books are always magical to me. Through books I have been to many places and experienced many things that I otherwise would never have had the chance to. I have been to Tudor England in the court of Henry VIII as he ruled with all the earmarks of the true tyrant he was and who fell in "love" quicker than the weather changes. I have been to the Holy Land and witnessed the Savior's birth. I have journeyed far to Hogwarts School and watched a forlorn and rejected boy become a confident and strong young man battle the ultimate evil for what is right and good. I, myself have read over and over again the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, a man so mean and miserly that even a blind man's dog ran from him. To my pleasant surprise through much persistence of others he finally achieved his reclamation to the nice person he had very well hidden deep inside.

Books mean so much to me words cannot describe. They have been my companions when I had none; they have been my friend when...
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