Christmas is a coming

As we hurtle towards Christmas and the beginning of the New Year memories of this year invade my mind.

I guess first and foremost health worries. As you hurtle towards another year you realise that brings another birthday. At our meeting yesterday, Mary celebrated her 80th birthday. She looks marvellous and is amazingly well. For a pre birthday treat she was taken to London for a lunch out and a theatre visit, accompanied by one of her daughter’s.

On their train journey home they started up a conversation with the guard and obviously her birthday treat was mentioned. He very kindly tried to reseat them in first class, but she was too tired to move. Nice gesture though.

One of our members was telling us about her Christmas arrangements. Lots of family staying along with dogs and three live chickens. The chickens are unable to be looked after in their usual home, as the chicken minder is ill. How wonderful just what I believe Christmas should be about.

I was also given permission to take Trudy to church so I can enjoy a Christmas sermon.

The one thing that threw me was a proposal of marriage. Surprising to say the least, but I will not be taking up that offer.



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