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My Birthday Lasts For Days!

Gift…

k9066971 My birthday is not until Tuesday… but, with others working … it’s better for us to get together on the weekend

My son’s birthday is also mine… Yes, he was my birthday present k096464039 years ago… Oh my!…

I also have a cousin whose birthday is the same day… I’m 3 hours older than her and we were born in the same hospital k6814532… She lives out-of-town… so we will be phone calling each other aHappy Birthdayk8705702

My daughter-in-law’s mother’s 121122_012 birthday was last weekend… They were sick… so we were celebrating all together last night…

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My son’s…

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chose “Rooster’s”… a sports bar restaurant … U of L and KY were playing … so it was quite crowded… Red and Blue T-shirts abounded…

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By the time we were seated at a big corner table that held all 9 of us… Louisville had won and Kentucky had lost… Bitter-sweet for fans…

coloprogramtee-2thumbSame State… but, great rivals!…

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My Grandson loves Hot Wings like his Dad… wonder why???… and Kennedy “No WAY!”…

just like her Mom…

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While waiting for our order… Some gifts were exchanged… I received a KOHL”S gift card and some Vera Wang Earrings… so pretty… silver bird design with aqua blue tiny chains dangling…

The gift card will be a treat for another “girl’s day out”…

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Also received “a few dollars”… from my other son… and I told my husband I had ordered a new bathing suitk10153979that I needed… so “his” gift to me was taken care of… ha, ha!…

and NO!… it looks nothing like that!…

We are going out to eat on my real Birthday up at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana

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My birthday seems to last for weeks… but, I think that’s super!…

Being with “my little family”… is all I would ever need… for my birthday…

and I did miss my oldest Granddaughter  622031_280641708714490_1275605053_o … but, she had to work… and I quite understood…

So if you still read about my birthday k4394957in days to come… don’t be surprised!

Postal Gifts…

Christmas k10774444seems to actually arrive when I get my first Christmas card k10234922 … One from my friend Dorothy…  is the first I receive usually… followed not too far behind by my cousin, Vera… and then they slowly arrive… one or two at a time… almost every day…

I so look forward to going to the mailbox and seeing if there are any cards along with all of the advertisements…

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I really thought I might not receive any this year… with the economy being so bad… People having to cut corners wherever possible…

I look at giving Christmas cards as a small gift to the person I send it to… It might be all of the communication we have during the Holiday Season… Some living far away… and others unable to get together…

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A First Class stamp cost 45 cents… not so much for a gift if you look at it like that…

And if you can find Post Cards with a Christmas theme they will only cost 32 cents…

There’s just something special when you open that envelope… with your name addressed on it… and a sneak preview of who it is from if there is a return address

Some of the designs of the Holiday Stamps are quite pretty… and refer to different faithsSome even collect them…     untitledPhilatelic Product ImagePhilatelic Product Image

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The cards themselves are works of art… which I truly appreciate… The colors… the theme… the sparkles…  Just beautiful!… 

There have been surveys… and all have said that people prefer getting a real stamped and mailed Christmas card over an emailed one… Does that not say something??? 

My brother made my Mom a handcrafted wood box depicting The Little Drummer Boy“… It was for her to put her Christmas cards in… He self-taught himself to paint and do wood working… Very impressive I think…

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Both my Mom and Brother have passed away… but, “The Little Drummer Boy” brings them closer to me at this time of year… as I set it out in my house and place the little gifts of cards I receive from friends and relatives

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View  a unique version of “The Little Drummer Boy”!

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To “Christmas Card” or Not?”

My next agenda for Christmas is, “Do I send Christmas cards or not?”… I just love receiving them!… and I have always felt cards were like little gifts… some old-fashioned , some religious , some funny , some modern …something for someone I don’t see often…or who lives far away… A stamp cost less than a $1.00… 44 cents to be exact here in the USA… So where could you buy anything better… a special note from or to someone… or just a pretty card  ... At the beginning of sending letters or cards anyone could send you something and then you as the receiver had to decide to pay for it or not… Then in 1840 the Penny Black stamp came into existence and the sender had to pay the postage… The cost was five cents with a picture of Queen Victoria  and was British made… In 1847 Ben Franklin‘s portrait  was put on a five cent stamp and George Washington  on the ten-cent…  In 1856 Thomas Jefferson  was added and in 1863 Andrew Jackson … Of course since then many stamp postage rates have come about along with many different subjects and faces… One of the best-selling Commemorative Stamps that was made in 1993 was of the young Elvis Presley … So now I will make my list of my card recipients… Some will be hand delivered and others will be delivered by thePony Express” Oh,no!… I’m not that old!… I’ll place them in the mailbox in front of my house and raise the flag … so the postman knows I have something for him to pick up… As I write this… it sounds pretty primitive, doesn’t it?… but, I like it just the way it is… Someday I’m sure email… Texting… Facebook… phones of all sorts will take the place of this simple way of giving a small gift… so why not enjoy it while you can!… Now… which Christmas Stamp will I choose for my gifts… maybe…

because these are the choices this year… I choose… … Which one would you have chosen?