Tag Archives: holidays

Monday Smiles – 12/31/2012

When Christmas was over and we were beginning to contemplate our departure for California on Erev New Year’s Eve, Muri and I thought it would be fun to find something for my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids to do together.   As … Continue reading

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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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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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Monday Smiles – 12/17/2012

Like many of you, I suppose, I’m having trouble getting past the Sandy Hook tragedy to get on with my holiday season.  The news coverage seems relentless in its efforts to provide us with every detail … and the latest … 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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Holiday Commercials

For three years, it has been traditional here on Older Eyes – Bud’s Blog to choose a Worst Commercial of the Holiday Season.   There was the infamous Lexus with a Big Red Bow for Christmas.   There was Best Buy’s mean … Continue reading

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Uncle Irving

Forty-four years ago, Muri and I celebrated our first Chanukkah together in Bristol Rhode Island.  I had never had a menorah in my house and she had certainly never had a Christmas tree in hers.  I know that having the … 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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