Hope all had a Blessed and Merry Christmas...…..or even a relatively quiet one, as we did. Christmas Eve some of our kids and 'greats' and great 'grands' were here for supper and a few gifts. Then, Christmas we two of the 'oldest' generation on the ranch were alone...for the first time in our 78 and 81 years! And that was OK! Quite relaxing, in fact. The next night, we visited family and it was definitely not quiet! And there were only two little girls to create the excitement and noise, tho we all laughed a lot at the
twister game antics. And our daughter can't wait to play it with the little girls later this week! Bet that gets pretty loud, too!
Thanks for your perspective on the first Christmas, Shortgrass!
Ours was different. Quiet, for the most part,but a long celebration, beginning with attending the Christmas celebration of a very large church in the Omaha area with our daughter and son-in-law about a week ago. The music with a large number of people in the choir and those shiny, 'golden' horns which have such a pretty sound, was fantastic to us.
Maybe I said that previously, but our home church is so small in number that it is very special to attend Thanksgiving! Lutheran Church, which has around 1500 members. And, yes, the church name does have an exclamation point after the word 'Thanksgiving. At Christmas and Easter, it seems a pretty large number of them are participating in the celebrations! Our local congregation does get to share a bit of that, as our dau. brings some of the music with her on visits timed so we get some special music a few times a year when they get home. Weather permitting, that will be next week-end! They aim for Christmas/New Years, and again at Branding time, if it can be worked out with their two jobs. The 8 hour one way drive is always interesting for us, but less so for them, not being quite as tied to the land as we are. It can be driven on I-29 and I-9O all but the last ten miles to our house.
So, it's off to the race into the New Year. May 2019 be a blessed one for us all! And a special hope for the moisture to wait till closer to spring when it will bring the green grass we need instead of annoying us with snow now which will probably evaporate before the grass begins to grow again!