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Tag Archives: holidays
It’s Not About You
As we just had Mothers Day here in the USA, it struck me how some people fail to understand the meaning of the holiday. Simply put, it is to celebrate mothers, which we all had (and some of us still … Continue reading
Posted in Rants and Raves Tagged common, holidays, Holy, mundane, profane, special, taking turns 1 Comment
Bah-Humbug on Christmas 2016
Yesterday, I received another piece of mail addressed to Gatewood Family Enterprises, a name we used in connection with a side thing many years ago. Two things struck me about this. 1) You really never get off mailing lists, as … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Rants and Raves Tagged Christmas, family, grief, holidays, widow 4 Comments
Thinking of Barbara as Christmas Approaches
I was thinking last night about how it has been over a year since Barbara had her last day at work, since her surgery in Nashville, since she came back to Memphis in an ambulance to go into a nursing … Continue reading
10 Tips To Beat the Holiday Blues
It’s easy to get depressed during the holidays. For instance, this year, I am just not feeling the holiday spirit due to my wife being away and other matters. If it weren’t for writing to let my creative side out, … Continue reading
Posted in Family, reblogged Tagged blues, Christmas, depression, holidays, tips to beat the holiday blues, ways to fight the blues Leave a comment
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