Tag Archives: Christmas

Close Enough to Norman

Christmas morning came early yesterday, announced by the footfalls of our grandkids running up and down the hall as they tried to rouse their parents.  Apparently parent-rousing is harder than grand-parent rousing … Muri and I found ourselves sitting in … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2012

When this posts, I will be rolling out of bed, bleary-eyed but happy to celebrate Christmas with my grandkids.   It has been another good year here on Older Eyes – Bud’s Blog, not quite posting every day but close.   I … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – Christmas Eve 2012

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Have Yourself a Melancholy Christmas

It is likely a reflection of my personality that, as much as I love the holidays, I’ve always found them bittersweet.   And as I get older, it is truer than ever.  My precious Christmas memories are further behind me and … Continue reading

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Christmas Covers

On approximately the day after Thanksgiving, Sirius XM radio converts one of my regular stations, Love Songs, to Holly, a 24/7 Christmas music station.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, that’s roughly 720 hours of music, and assuming that a typical song … Continue reading

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Ornaments

Last night, I decorated our Christmas tree shortly after we lit the candles for the fourth night of Chanukkah.   When my Muri and I first got married, our first tree together (her first tree ever) was decorated with a few … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 12/10/2012

I was trained in the fine art of tasteful Christmas decoration by my mother.  Don’t overdo it – too many lights just look tacky.   Don’t mix different kinds of lights.  That looks tacky, too.  Don’t use just blue lights … … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 12/3/2012

One of my fond memories of Christmas as I was growing up in East Haven, Connecticut, was going Christmas caroling the week before Christmas.  Our carolers were a ragtag bunch and odd mix of adults and kids with faces I … Continue reading

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Home for Christmas

While Older Eyes is slaving over a hot blog, his brother, Glenn (also known as Slightly Younger Eyes) is posting on Facebook.  This week, he posted a beautiful three part remembrance of our childhood Christmas that brought back many fond … Continue reading

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