This is about the extent of our Christmas decorations…this and the seven "led" candles in our two front windows which automatically come on for six hours each day around 6:00 pm.
On Monday we traveled to Gainesville to meet an old friend of Marcia’s who lives in Chicago, but was in Florida visiting her daughter. Above is Gerry and Marcia who had not seen each other for at least 20 years, although they had kept in touch over the years. These four picture were taken by Gerry’s daughter Ruth, who sat next to me as we sat across from Gerry and Marcia while at the Cracker Barrel that we met at. (By the way, Marcia has the pink shirt on, and Gerry has the white shirt on.) You can see by their faces how happy they were to see each other again….I commented to Ruth that it was as if they had never missed a beat of their friendship over the years. We sat in Cracker Barrel for 2 1/2 hours, but it seemed to less than an hour. We are hoping that Gerry will move down to Florida to live near her daughter Ruth who, with her husband, are moving into a condo near Jacksonville. They currently own a home in Georgia along with the condo in Florida....but they want to move down to Florida.
Today we went over to her brother Mike’s house to have Christmas with Mike and Sandy, there grown children along with their growing grand-children. We had a nice time, but it sure got a bit loud when one of the six dogs started barking…because it did not take long before all of the dogs were barking. It was also nice to spend some time with Bubba. Don’t know about all of you, but I know someone who is just beat! All this Christmas stuff was just a bit too much for her.