I’m Neither The Grinch or Santa Claus

Christmas may occur on the same day every year, but every year it hits me differently. Especially, every year since 1997 when she passed away from cancer a week before Christmas. For our small, middle class family of four, she WAS the embodiment of Christmas. She loved everything about Christmas! I hate to be anContinue reading “I’m Neither The Grinch or Santa Claus”

Who’s Room Is It Anyways?

Christmas Day is fast approaching. Some folks celebrate it in Hawaii for that warmer climate than the Pacific Northwest. I’ve lived here my entire life, so I can’t blame them. Speaking of Hawaii, a long time ago, I was married. My wife loved to travel, and relished in the fact I worked as a travelContinue reading “Who’s Room Is It Anyways?”

Christmas The Whole Year Round

The joke around the campfire is Filipinos tend to celebrate Christmas in every month that ends with “ber”. I tried to confirm this with my family in the Philippines (yes, I truly am an American-Filipino) My mother was a tried and true, dyed in wool, Filipino who loved Christmastime! She really did. It was noContinue reading “Christmas The Whole Year Round”

Ugly Sweater Party

Y’all have it easy nowadays regarding Ugly Sweaters! I’ve seen them everywhere: Fred Meyer, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. There’s all the peripheral items too. Back in my day of parties, if you didn’t find a way, you MADE the way. Several years ago, I received a party invite from a friend I hadn’t heard from inContinue reading “Ugly Sweater Party”

Christmas Cards Are An Endangered Species

Ever since the Digital Age started, many traditional institutions such as mailed letters have been in a state of decline. In fact, it’s extinct. Well, at least, Christmas Cards Are An Endangered Species with young adults that don’t know how to properly address an envelope. There’s an app out there available that you can mimicContinue reading “Christmas Cards Are An Endangered Species”