Bucket List for a Spring Chicken

I love your mother, Linda. May the New Year bring all of you, joy, peace, laughter (with your mom it’s a guarantee), the best for 2018. ♥♥♥

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Mother will be ninety in May.  A few weeks ago, my youngest sister asked if she had a bucket list.

“Not really,” she answered.  “I’ve seen London, Dublin, New York City, and San Francisco.  I’ve been to Canada, Mexico, and lots of the United States.  I’ve worked as a teacher and in a cemetery.  I’ve seen my name and art on the cover of a book.  I’ve been married and had five children, then had lots of years on my own since your daddy died.  I’ve been lucky and gotten to do so many things I only dreamed of growing up in The Depression in Cuthand, Texas.  I guess the only thing I’ve been thinking about is taking a trip on Amtrak.”

That didn’t sound like much of a hill to climb.  I called a very dear family member we’d both been wanting to visit for a while and wangled…

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CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART

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Christmas for me is a time for celebrating. It is the time of year when we gather together and rejoice the birth of Our Lord. It is also the time for St. Nick, Santa Clause, Father Christmas and the many other cultural names he is adorned with.

It is a time I reflect back on years gone by. My parents sitting on the couch watching all six of us excitingly opening our presents. It is the glow of the lights on the Christmas tree and watching the snow fall from my bedroom window.

It is going to Midnight Mass and singing with the congregation sharing the love and joy of the season.

It is following traditions that my parents instilled in us for many years. Sharing our home and food with family, friends and the less fortunate. It is giving of one’s self to others.

I have many Christmas’s behind…

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IN THE HOSPITAL…AGAIN

Sorry, all for the absence. I was back in the hospital for surgery on the new knee. It got infected and they had to reopen it. Brought in an Infectious Disease specialist. Just got home last night, they put a shunt in and I will be on medication until Jan.10th., every day. What a Christmas this is going to be. However, I do wish you all a wonderful holiday season, and a Happy New Year. Will try to keep you updated. Love you all.

Patricia, from The Writers Desk. ♥♥♥