Thursday, December 31, 2009
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Friday, December 25, 2009
"our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at christmas-time."
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Merry Christmas Aria and Daniele!
We will be missing you in Long Beach this year.
“When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox quotes (American poet and writer 1850-1919)
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
you keep it for a day,
why not always?
But you can never keep it alone." - Henry Van Dyke
This quote was on a Christmas card that Aria sent me one year. Inside she wrote:"do you remember this quote from Ally McBeal? I saw this card and I thought about you, because we watched that show together and because the same holds true for the joyfulness in my life. I could never keep it without you. I love you, Merry Christmas, Aria"
Aria: I will miss being with you this Christmas but you will be in our hearts all throughout this joyful season. Love you!
Monday, December 21, 2009
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Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
I was thinking the other day how I love all the twinkling lights of Christmas...on the tree, on the homes in the neighborhood, everywhere. They make me so happy....then I thought "happy as a clam". When I asked where does that saying come from? My friend Jen sent me the following answer. I'm sharing this little interesting story with you.
"It never occurred to him to be discontented... He was as happy as a clam."
The first record that I can find of the 'high water' version is from the Pennsylvania newspaper The Adams Sentinel, August 1844:
"Crispin was soon hammering and whistling away as happy as a clam at high water."
The expression was well-enough known in the USA by the late 1840s for it to have been included in John Russell Bartlett's Dictionary Of Americanisms - A Glossary Words Aid Phrases Usually Regarded As Peculiar To The United States, 1848:
"As happy as a clam at high water," is a very common expression in those parts of the coast of New England where clams are found.
Also in 1848, the Southern Literary Messenger - Richmond, Virginia expressed the opinion that the phrase "is familiar to everyone".
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
No New Year's Day to celebrate
No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away
No first of spring
No song to sing
In fact here's just another ordinary day
No April rain
No flowers bloom
No wedding Saturday within the month of June
But what it is,
is something true
Made up of these three words that I must say to you
I just called to say
"I love you"
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It has no survival value; rather it is
one of those things that give value to survival.”