Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Day 2017



Good morning folks! 

Tis Christmas morning here at Casa Tipton-Kelly. Just another day, albeit quiet and peaceful outside. This is the one day a year that the roads are almost deserted.  I guess the few cars on the roads are the peoples going to work, like I will be going work at the hotel later today.

Bill and I exchanged Christmas cards this morning and reaffirmed our love and devotion to each other for another year. We dispensed with the gift exchanging years ago. We have everything we need and what we (me actually) want I get during the year.  Mr. Impulse Buyer,  no patience here. 

I remember when I was a kid and my Mother would take me along with her to visit an elderly relative on Christmas Day. I was always struck and saddened by the quietness of their homes and if there was any Christmas decorations up at all it was usually some sad little dusty ceramic Christmas tree.  No glittering eight foot tall trie with gayly colored bubble lights and presents festooned at the base of the tart forest smell of the pine tree. "How sad!" I thought. But now I am one of those elderly folk and I understand. And you know what? I'm not sad.  I really do understand. Christmas is mainly for small children and of course those others who choose to celebrate differently than I do, which is very low key.

I am happy for whichever way you choose to celebrate Christmas. But to me Christmas is the one time of year in which I reaffirm my love to Bill and my gratitude for my friends and relatives who are still in my life. 

There will come a day, and probably not too far in the future, that I will no longer post to this blog. Either from my demise or incapacity but that day will come.  But for now folks, I wish you all a wonderful, happy, joyous, and peaceful Christmas.  

Much love.

Me, Christmas 1969 Philadelphia, PA
(That painting of the ship on the wall was the first Christmas present Bill gave to me. It is my favorite of all time and hangs over my bed today, as fresh as it was the day he gave it to me 48 years ago)



14 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Ron and Bill. Your Christmas sounds exactly right. And wow, look at the tinsel on that tree. That is something you don't see any more. All the best to you both.

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    1. Took a long time to hang that tinsel Jane! Do they even sell tinsel anymore? Wonder how much tinsel is in landfill? Thanks for your comment Jane. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
      Ron

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  2. As soon as we all let go of what Christmas is “supposed to be” we can enjoy it for what it is, or isn’t, in our own way, even if it’s just another day we get to walk this earth. Happy reaffirmation of love day to you and Bill.

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    1. So right Sassy Bear! I like the Christmas season, we all have the freedom to celebrate it in our own way. To me Christmas is an affirmation of friendships and love of friends and relatives that we have lost contact with. I always enjoy your blog. Keep blogging!
      Ron

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      The Queen has nothing on me for an annual Christmas address.
      Ron

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  4. Beautiful Christmas message, Ron, thanks.

    I hope you never stop posting!

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    1. Thank you very much Mike. I will post as long as my brain works and I have a computer and as long as Trump doesn't blow up the world. Whoops! Did I say that?
      Ron

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  5. Seasons' Greetings to you and Bill!

    Love,

    -Andy

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    1. Thank you Andy. Right back at you!
      Ron

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  6. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you David! I hope you have a stress free travel year!
      Ron

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  7. Hey Ron - nice Christmas message. Love the shot of you with the fantastic looking tree! Next year would you mind doing the message sitting by your fireplace LOL.

    Pat

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    1. Great suggestion Pat! Next year my Christmas Message will be sitting by my fireplace with a fire going. You always come up with the best ideas!
      Ron

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