SHARING MY WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World – 12-25-19 QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK 12-24-19 Do dogs ‘talk’ (communicate) with their own species?   (credit to Marilyn of Serendipity)   And not just on Christmas Eve, as the old legend says all animals do.   I know that Ziggy ‘speaks’ husky (apparently) even though he’s not a husky, he’s a terrier/Chihuahua mix.   The movie … Continue reading SHARING MY WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong

CHRISTMAS 2019 – Marilyn Armstrong

I might have missed Christmas because I never know what day it is. The thing about retirement is that there is no "start of the workweek" or "weekend" to separate the time, so unless I'm looking at the calendar, I really don't know what day it is.  I was so busy taking pictures, my son … Continue reading CHRISTMAS 2019 – Marilyn Armstrong

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE – Marilyn Armstrong

By Clement Clarke Moore 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums … Continue reading THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE – Marilyn Armstrong

THE WORLD WAR ONE CHRISTMAS TRUCE – 1914 – Marilyn Armstrong

The Christmas truce (German: Waffenstillstand; French: Trêve de Noël) was a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front during the Christmas season of 1914. During the days leading to Christmas day, German and British soldiers left their trenches to exchange greetings. To talk man-to-man, exchange personal information, share food and drink. World … Continue reading THE WORLD WAR ONE CHRISTMAS TRUCE – 1914 – Marilyn Armstrong

A PERFECT GIFT – Marilyn Armstrong

"I want these earrings, or something as close to it as you can find," I said, handing him the picture, item number and the website address. The trouble is, my husband doesn't take orders. If I say I want those earrings, he will buy the other ones because he likes them better. Which would be … Continue reading A PERFECT GIFT – Marilyn Armstrong

“‘TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND UP IN THE HOLLOWS” – BY KIM HARRISON

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and up in the Hollows . . . ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and up in the Hollows, Solstice bonfires were burning, to toast the marshmallows. The pixies were snug in their stump, even Jenks, Who claimed he was tired, and needed some winks. So I in my parka, and Ivy … Continue reading “‘TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND UP IN THE HOLLOWS” – BY KIM HARRISON

THE SURPRISING CHRISTMAS – Rich Paschall

A family plus one holiday tale by Richard Paschall Kyle was coming home for Christmas. He was bringing with him his college roommate. The boys met during freshman year and became fast friends. Somehow they maneuvered the dorm manager into assigning them to be roommates for sophomore year. There was no one on earth Kyle … Continue reading THE SURPRISING CHRISTMAS – Rich Paschall