doug — off the record

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from me and my walking partner and frequent mention in blog posts around here. We wish you and your family a terrific day. It’s trite to say but actually especially important this year – stay safe. A special wish goes out to anyone who is toughing it out at an ONRoute or some other remote location this year.

And, because I did it earlier, there is a Whatever happened to … post coming up next. Actually, in one minute if all goes as planned.

What’s missing from this picture are our stockings. It’s a tradition that goes back to my Mom’s side where my Grandmother made us all stockings. We can’t put them out early because of the guy above; chocolate and other little things that come from jewelry stores are easily swallowed. Somehow, my wife has two of these stockings! It was my Mom’s way of welcoming her into the family (there’s more of a story here). I’m so delighted that our kids and their kids all have their own as Laurelanne continued the tradition and made them each one.

Oh, and the gifts. They magically appear when the time is right.

For the holiday, I did assemble a couple of Christmas playlists if you’re looking for something to listen to while you have your morning coffee and/or open gifts.

From me to you, I wish you a wonderful Christmas no matter how it plays out this strange year.

Rock Music Artists Christmas Music

Country Music Artists Christmas


3 responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. Wishing you, your walking partner, and your family a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for a year of great blog posts and stories that always provide such a wonderful start to my day. Wishing all of you, all the best in the year ahead!



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