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Thoughts While Shaving for December 28

For most, Christmas is over, or will be soon … Time to move on to New Years…

Ever hear ‘older folks’ speak about Old Christmas? Well, I have researched the issue … several explanations … My favorite, “The comparatively recent name ‘Old Christmas’ stems from the 1752 reorganization of the calendar when twelve days were dropped from the calendar; the following year, purists said that the “real” Christmas Day was not on December 25th, but January 6th, 365 days after the previous Christmas … There are others…

I do know some folks who are reluctant to remove their Christmas decorations until after January 6th…

Ours will be ‘down’ long before that date, if left up to me…

Our celebrations are over … saw all the close kin, we are expecting an addition to family in late March, our first great-grandchild … Exciting … mostly exchanges, returns, etc. remain.

NFL action last night … Packers shocked the Titans 40-14 on a snow covered field in Green Bay … Tonight, Bill vs Pats…

President finally signed the much debated stimulus legislation, last evening … Attorney General Barr is departing the DC scene as an employee of the federal government … Never a dull moment.

Another date to remember … January 5 (I think), penalty will be added to unpaid local property taxes … No complaints … the due date was September 1, 2020…

Still discovering damage due to recent excessive wind … wind damage…

An improving weather forecast … Mostly sunny today, with a high near 60 and wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph. Mostly clear tonight, with a low near 37. Tuesday, sunny, with a high near 54 and more wind, gusts in the 16 mph range. Not a bad forecast for late December…

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December…” James M. Barrie

“December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.” Fennel Hudson

“May and October, the best smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.” Lisa Kleypas

“How did it get so late so soon?” Dr. Seuss

robert g hester
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