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Hello Ann Marie. I do have a story for your consideration. Once again, it will not exactly be whatever normal is. I don’t seem to have many “normal” stories. Anyway, I hope you and your readers will enjoy my retelling a family classic about one very unique Christmas ornament.
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Oh Gary…I love your story! Next’s week them is about ornaments, can I use it then? Also I could not write comments on your page…it was missing. I love your wife’s response to the copper pipe…what a wonderful addition to the tree. She’s a keeper and pretty amazing!
Hi Ann Marie. Thanks so much for your response and yes, my wife is very much a keeper. In a few days, it will be 39 years that we’ve done life together, far from perfect both of us, but so much better when we’re together.
Certainly – you can use my story however you see fit. I’ve learned not to challenge your wisdom. I just hope your readers enjoy the memory as much as I enjoy retelling it.
And thanks for calling out that missing comment option. I thought I clicked it, but that was a busy morning when I wrote this essay and I must not have hit save hard enough. . .
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Aww, Congrats on your upcoming anniversary! Blessings to another year and many more to come!
Okay, my friend, I have another challenge for you.
Ann Marie, I can’t keep them all straight anymore, but should you both need a story for this week and you’ve not seen my Tree Tag Adventure, I offer it in place of the Ornament story. I think any active kid, at least once, wanted to do this. We actually did it and lived to tell the story.
Thank you…I would like that!
Good morning, Ann Marie. After our heart-to-heart yesterday, I realized that I just might have a Christmas memory to share. Granted, it probably is not one that my family wants world to know, but I won’t tell if you don’t! 😉
I hope you enjoy this Christmas chuckle: https://kindredconnection.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/mom-canceled-christmas/.