Do you remember growing up waiting for the day when the Sears Christmas Wish Book would arrive? I sure do. Back when I was little my Mom did a lot of her Christmas shopping from Sears…for the bigger items. She was always busy working and found it hard to be out shopping.
My sister and I would anxiously wait for the “Wish Book” to arrive in the mail and then we would each have our turn to look. Mom always told us we could put a little mark beside a few items we really liked and she would choose what to get us for Christmas. It was so much fun and such a special memory from my childhood.
These days I rarely see a “Wish Book”. Mom still gets it. I stopped at Mom’s today for a visit, for coffee and for a quick peak at the Wish Book, for old times sake. Mom said, “What would like for Christmas this year?” My choices have changed a bit over the years…
What would I really like?
I would like PEACE and LOVE. No more world violence and catastrophes, no racism, and hate. Oh so many things…I could compile a long list…but that is not our world these days…it makes me sad.
1Corinthians 13:13~ Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.(NLT)
That is my Christmas Wish!
I have been so fortunate, so blessed and I’m truly thankful to have travelled to some really interesting and beautiful places in December over the last few years. I was thinking about that this weekend …missing some places, events, people.
The World celebrates Christmas! They light things up. It is a special time of year…
Here are just a few places I’ve been thinking about…
Of course Shenyang, China
Seoul, South Korea
And I can’t forget Brazil…
Wow, it was fun to look back a bit…
All these places are lovely, I am so happy I’ve been there…there are so many more places to see. I often said I would love to spend some time in New York City in December but then there’s places closer to home…maybe Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara on the Lake. I have been to all these but not at Christmas time. BUT no matter where we are or where we travel, one very special place this time of year will ALWAYS be HOME!
On June 5th 1873, two brothers James and Gilbert (G.W) Ganong founded Ganong Bros., Limited in St. Stephen New Brunswick.
In 1885, Ganong candy maker Frank Sparhawk invented the “Chicken Bones”, a pink,spicy cinnamon flavoured hard candy shell filled with bittersweet chocolate. Do you remember these?
Ganong Original Chicken Bones is a Canadian Holiday treat, passed down through family traditions and Holiday memories. This year celebrates 130 years of tradition. A Canadian tradition!
Yum! I just had to pick some up.
Such an absolutely beautiful day along the South Shore and…yet another turkey dinner. Yes, I decided to make another (and pumpkin pecan lava cake for dessert)
Hope you enjoyed a wonderful day with family and friends!
Where will you meet? Do you have a plan? It’s ALWAYS good to be prepared. This week is Fire Prevention Week. A reminder that it is a perfect opportunity to take a minute to check the smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and discuss your plan.