Well, another Christmas has come and gone. Hope everyone had a blessed one and was able to spend some time with family and friends.
What about this weather. I love the savings on the heating bills but it is just unnatural. I have seen hawthorn bushes blooming, my hydrangea is budding out and I have seen birds around our martin houses. So many things I’m afraid will be killed when the really cold weather gets here. El Nino is really doing a whammy on our weather. Prayers go out for the victims of all the storms and thankfulness for being spared those same storms here.
Prayers also go out to Trey Turner. I didn’t know he had been so ill till I read Jim’s Christmas card on the LoJo. Hopefully they are on the right track now and he will be good as new soon. Remember this family in our prayers.
Such a sad story about Allison Walker. Continue praying for this family to help them deal with not only the loss of their daughter but the reality of such a needless tragedy. Also remember the family of the man who committed this act. I’m sure they have many needs too.
Remember the family of Roy Stratton. Delores and I served together as leaders in Modern Woodmen’s Adairville junior camp for many years. We built several floats, took several trips, had many fundraisers and many other things during those years and Roy and Thurman were a lot alike in ways that they would help do whatever, we just had to ask them. Roy was a good man and he and Delores raised a good son. Prayers go out to every one of you and I know those boys will miss their grandpa.
Best wishes for a blessed 2016. Everyone be safe if you are out and about on New Year’s Eve. And don’t forget your black-eyed peas for New Years Day. It’s funny really, I am not a superstitious person but I will have black-eyed peas, God willing.
Coffee Bottom Girl
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day were never really celebrated at our house. The last of the Christmas dinners was usually held on New Year’s Eve so you could expect some firecrackers, but they were done at all the dinners more to aggravate one of our uncles and my great grandmother than anything else. We had a cousin’s get together on Christmas day at our cousin that lives in Greenbrier, Tennessee. Memories of past Christmas’s were shared, but a lot of the talk ended up being about healthcare. The last cousin will be turning 65 next year and since I will have that honor this year, questions about which supplement to take was asked and lots of griping and complaining was done. Needless to say, I came away still not knowing what supplement to take. Thank goodness I had someone come to my home to explain it all to me as best she could. I usually can grasp anything after reading it but this has me quite confused. It seems to me as you get older they should make things easier to understand but then again maybe it is just me and I’m still grappling with the fact that I am almost 65. Have a blessed New Year.
A Hui Hou Kā’Kou
“May the road rise up to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face And the rain fall soft upon your fields And until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand”
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