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January 6, 2014

Reflections ... on Christmas Past

All our celebrating is behind us for this Christmas, but it really was a lovely one as we celebrated the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Years ago, when the girls were small and my father-in-law had retired, he began baking bread, and they began the tradition of traveling to friends’ houses on Christmas Eve to deliver the bread and wish them Merry Christmas.  

During the traveling we would stop for pizza.  We and the girls loved the idea, and so we have carried it on.

This year, as usual, we visited several of our close friends’ homes on Christmas Eve.  

As most of the people we visit live out in the county - or the next county - we went north and east and then stopped in Old School Pizza to eat our lunch.  

Then we continued west and finally south. For years I made gingerbread to deliver, but now I do other things for Christmas.

This year it was crochet.  And we always take along bottles of wine, as well. This year the wine was from the Bluff Dale Vineyard.

We love to shop locally - or fairly locally - when we can!

On Christmas Day I always make popovers for breakfast.  As we have no young children in the family right now, we opted for an eleven o’clock breakfast time and a 4 p.m. dinner time.

As our church has midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and Raf was to sing, we didn’t get to bed until about 2 a.m., even with no toys to put together.

After breakfast we opened gifts. Usually we play Trivial Pursuit, but this year our grandson brought a new game, HedBanz, and we had a ball playing it until it was time to eat.

Raf is not much of a game player, but our grandson insisted, and I believe Raf had more fun than anyone!

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