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    “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, 
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.

   What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
   What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” 

 ~ Dr. Seuss
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                            I love this quote for Christmas.
                I think it really puts it all into perspective.
               Do you have a favorite Christmas quote?


  1. No one in particular. Perhaps I need to go look some up!

  2. That is mine too JoAnne.

  3. I love that. Unfortunately everyone expects boxes and bows and tag s.

  4. It's a particularly meaningful quote, what has happened to Christmas as it should be? Anymore it's gotten to be about what we give people and how much it costs. Not for our family as we've had our pretty hard times. Last year we didn't get paid til day after Christmas (SS) so there was no money for groceries to make fancy dinner or to buy gifts, hubs and I had nothing for each other except each other, plenty for usAnd we had our furry kidx, cat and dog and our nice warm little house. What more do we need?
    We used to live in southern CA (san diego) where Christmas is about what you wear, how fancy your car is. We moved to MT where we were appreciated for the people we are that accepted MT ways. So. Ca folks aren't popular there at all. Then we moved to KY where we weren't liked cause we weren't one of them, now we live in western CO where it's kind of neutral. We live out in country few miles west of Grand Junction in a little single wide mfg. home, and we drive a 2008 Kia rondo. We've never had money and live within our means, it's hard many times especially during the recession. Hubs worked until 2010 when he had a stroke and couldn't work anymore. Our lives changed drastically. Talk about being reminded how to live by skin of our teeth, but we've adjusted and do just fine. Only one it's ever bothered that we don't have money is our youngest son's wife, she's never liked us. That's life. I'm so glad you shared this quote, makes us think.
    Sorry if this was more than you expected for a comment. We live in an area where we're judged again by what we wear and what we drive, not us as people. It's sad but we have a nice quiet life, our home and family and our furry kidz (plus 5 chickens now). We're 74 and 73 (ubs)in fairly good health. Our Christmas will be wonderful just cause we're alive and well.
    Happy week and enjoy the season JoAnne, you and your family. I was looking at photo of your home, we have no snow here yet, hope we do sometime. Your home looks so cozy. You're a wonderful house keeper.

    If you choose to reply please do so to email address. Thank you.


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