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Saturday, December 26, 2015


Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Happy Holidays! (from the archives)

1. As you can see, Sam loved giving her annual wish list to Santa. Yet some children are reluctant to climb into Jolly Old St. Nick's lap. Did you enjoy the tradition or were you shy? Or did you by pass it altogether -- either because you wrote him a letter or because your family didn't celebrate Christmas?
As a child, Christmas was celebrated as just Christmas.  Mother liked to put out a manger, and sometimes did.  I don't think I ever went to "see" Santa but I remember taking my little sister to do so.  We wrote him letters.    

2. Are you currently on the Naughty or Nice list? How did you get there?
OK, I'll be honest about this.  It will all come out in my memoirs. Just kidding!  However, I'm struggling to stay on the nice list because I'm just so fragmented over this holiday.  I'm sure Santa understands.  I'm a kind person most of the time.  Still and calm, but I have some deep seated resentments I have to learn to lay aside,  which have to do with the way my little family was treated, growing up here.  I have to learn to let go of a lot of hurt which always arises again at this time of the year. There were several carnivorous moments to live through.  Most parents probably have these sort of things to deal with, especially mothers who have a sort of radar for it.

3. Did you ship any gifts to friends and family this year? If so, which one traveled the farthest?
We never ship presents.  It's way too expensive and once when a package to one of the kids was swiped off of a mailbox that put the Kibosh to that!
Here is something very sweet, and I want to shout out to the Tampa Police for being so kind:
HERE is the Story

4. Did you buy yourself a gift this year? 
I sort of did.  I bought a bunch of jigsaw puzzles from two apps.

5. What's your favorite holiday-themed movie?
I like "One Magic Christmas" at the moment, as well as about a dozen others that we didn't bother to watch this year.  

6. Thinking of movies, Christmas is lucrative for Hollywood. Have you ever gone to a movie theater on Christmas Day?
No, that's one thing we never, ever did.

7. Have you ever suffered an embarrassing moment at the company Christmas party? 
Sorry, we never went to any of those things.  That's for the marketing people anyway, yes?  Aren't they the ones who have all the parties?

8. What's your favorite beverage in cold weather?
I like Lemon Ginger tea sweetened with honey.

9. Share a memory from last Christmas.
Since Christmas is yesterday, I'll share one from that.  We stayed home and texted the kids.  

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us next week for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!  

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