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By: palmettobug53, 8:36 PM GMT on November 30, 2008
I'm just putting up something simple, while I decide on another topic.
Copy and paste and fill in your answers!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
2. Real tree or Artificial?
3. When do you put up the tree?
4. When do you take the tree down?
5. Do you like eggnog?
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
7. Hardest person to buy for?
8. Easiest person to buy for?
9. Do you have a nativity scene?
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
14. Do you hang mistletoe ?
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
16. Lights on the tree?
17. Favorite Christmas song?
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers?
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
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Updated: 3:06 AM GMT on December 15, 2008
By: palmettobug53, 1:27 AM GMT on November 24, 2008
(Dad's gotta be happy! He's a Clemson grad.)
I hope that everyone here has an enjoyable Thanksgiving, full of family, friends and food. This entry is going to be a little bit of everything about Thanksgiving. A place to talk about what your family does for the holiday, cherished memories, favorite foods and a receipt exchange for those looking for something different to serve up.
Everyone has their favorite dishes that they prepare and if it's missing from the table on Thanksgiving Day, someone is bound to complain. "But it's just not Thanksgiving, if we don't have any (insert missing dish here)"
Which sometimes makes it kind of hard on the cook or hostess, who may feel like they're in a rut, fixing and serving the same things, year after year, even if the dishes are good and everyone enjoys them. There comes a time, though, when you just have to try something new. Who knows? That new dish just might get incorporated into your family tradition. Case in point: What did we have before someone came up with that green bean casserole? It wasn't around during my childhood, that's for sure! Trot out your favorite receipt and maybe someone else will give it a try. And you might find one, too!
A lot of families have certain traditions or activities that they always participate in or use for the holiday. Some families have a turkey platter that has been used for years. Some of it (inevitably) revolves around the actual process of cooking. Some families get out and do things together, either going to get the Christmas tree, going hunting, shopping, visiting, or volunteering at soup kitchens, etc. What does your family do?
And the memories. Frankly, I don't have any particular memory of our Thanksgiving family gatherings. Mainly because we never spent Thanksgiving at home. We were always up at my grandparents and one big family dinner up there was about the same as the next. The Christmas and Easter gatherings stand out more. I do remember, though, that Thanksgiving was the week that my Mama broke out the Gobbler and Hen salt and pepper shaker set. Every year, like clockwork. I still have that set, too! What Thanksgiving memories do you have? Funny stories?
This is the place to share it all!
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Updated: 8:35 PM GMT on November 30, 2008
By: palmettobug53, 1:44 AM GMT on November 14, 2008
I'm changing the meeting place in White Point Gardens tomorrow to the Dancing Girl fountain. The bandstand is up under the trees and shady. I need sun! So, I'll be at the fountain from 2 until 2:30, in case anyone wants to meet and walk with me!
The charity walk to provide Christmas for children and families in the areas of Texas affected by Ike is coming up on November 22.
I will be going downtown to White Point Gardens at 2 p.m. to do my walk on the Battery, the Waterfront Park and, if the mood strikes, any area in the immediate vicinity. Any of you local bloggers are welcome to walk with me, whether you are walking to raise money or not. I would really like some company. I will wait at the bandstand until 2:15 or 2:30 before starting off, to allow time for anyone to join me.
Parking is free along the Battery, the view is great and I'm hoping the weather will cooperate. We can stop at one of the bistros on East Bay or Meeting Sts for refreshment and some visiting, before we head home. We'd have a great time.
Since it's been rather slow going, as far as reaching my goal of $300.00, I'm inserting a shameless plea here for sponsorship: HELP! I need more money! I'll take any amount, no matter how small! If you think you can dig a bit of coinage from the sofa cushions to help me out, just WUmail me and I'll give you my address.
I know many of us have contributed to various charity walks for other bloggers so far this year, along with the Ike relief efforts. With the economy the way it is, I know everyone is about tapped out. I've gotten a couple of donations from family members and I have gotten more at work than I expected, since I can't actively stump for funds.
Many thanks to those who have contributed so far!
There is a PayPal button on both SJ's blog and Portlight's website, if you prefer to donate directly. BUT..... Don't forget that ILwatcher (and Presslord, too, I think) will match $5.00 for every $100.00 that is raised by participants in the Honor Walk. There are other bloggers who are participating, as well. If you prefer to give to them, then by all means, do so. It's all going to the same place.
I've added a few pictures from various photogs here on WU of some of the sights along my walk today. If you don't want me to use them, just drop me an WUmail and I'll remove them.
Walking Bug graphic courtesy of Caro!
To see the latest on the Ike Relief, see StormJunkie's blog or Portlight.org.
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Updated: 1:24 AM GMT on November 24, 2008
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