Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
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Sunday, December 21, 2008


Left to right, Bro, Sil, Me, Sis, Bil, Cuz, Son, Grandkids on front row.
Nephew visits NOL-NOC Estates for the first time! Joy To The World!

Cuz from Georgia shares wonderful Christmas with family.

Ma with no kerchief and Pa with no cap but finally the old folks might get a nap!
Christmas comes when invited. As my children were growing up and they shared Christmas between my home and their dad's, I learned that December 25th is not the only day to feel the spirit of Yuletide.
Yesterday we not only celebrated with family, we heard from all the rest via mail, email and telephone.
Hope your celebrations are as grand as ours was yesterday.


  1. You're right. It can be Christmas Day every day if we feel it.

    They are lovely family pictures to share.

    Happy Christmas to you and your family. I hope your year in 2009 is a fantastic one.

  2. Sounds like you pulled off another Yule with success!

  3. The pictures say it all. You're a festive bunch and I love your sparkly apron. Woo-hoo! You make the "old folks" look goooood.

    Those stockings in the last pic are cute, too! I need to go and find my Santa hat after reading this post!

    Merry Christmas, Annie!

  4. What a warm and wonderful family gathering! That's everything that's important in life:) Merry Christmas, GA!

  5. Chistmas is most definitely a time for family gathering, catching up on whats happening in everyone's life, nostalgic reminiscing, good food and its obvious you and yours know how to do all that---nice pics, I will be doing much the same with my extended family, even though MY home is in the process of beng packed up in preparation for moving----you and yours have a great Christmas holiday.

  6. Glad you had such a nice celebration with family. The pictures are lovely.

    Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog!

    Merry Christmas!!


  7. Merry Christmas! It's so good to see everyone through the pictures! You all look great, the kids are sooo big! My love to everyone!

  8. Great pics! Merry Christmas.

  9. I don't remember being there, Annie, but I must have been. That's surely me on the left!

    (Sure looks like me, anyway!)

  10. Great to visit. I feel like I was there with these neat pics.
    Your words were timely and well put. Thanks for the reminder. Merry Christmas.

  11. Love seeing all the pics of family , looks like everyone had a good time....Merry Christmas to you, or as they say here Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee!!! HOpe you have a great holiday season!

  12. I can tell by the smiles that a good time was had by all.
    You look so cute with your apron on!
    Yep, Christmas can be celebrated early or late.
    Having family, friends, and good food makes for a great holiday. I'm glad you enjoyed your celebration.

  13. Whether its a little early or a little late, sharing the joy with loved ones makes it Christmas!

    Marry Christmas, Granny Annie.

    Hugs and blessings,


  14. I love your comments(and advice - it's comforting)! I actually do have a couple ideas, that was a good one and I might have to do that next year! :)
    These 2 boys will want for nothing and I'm just most grateful to have people like you in my life.

  15. Just catching up! Looks like you had a wonderful early Christmas visit with your family!! How wonderful. You look great, all smiles with your apron on!!

  16. Thank you for your visit and very lovely comment, Granny Annie. I see you've had a truly wonderful family get-together via in person or electronic. That's what makes this season so especially special.

  17. I found that out two years ago when my family decided to have an early December reunion in Solvang, CA. This has made Christmas so much easier for me. Now I don't expect all the kids and families to show up on Dec. 25th. One will because she lives close by, the others are with their spouses families or celebrating at home. Most importantly, it all feels "guilt free".

  18. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
    Yes, you were right - the TV joke at Wayne Johns gave me a good laugh.