Today in My History

2000:  Visions of Sugarplums
...and So It's Over
All I Want for Christmas
It's Not the Holidays Until...
Silent Night
And To All a Good Night
2006 All is Calm, All is Bright
2007:  Sleep in Heavenly Peace
2008:  Yes, It Was a Grand Success
2009:  Christmas in Whoville
2010:  And to All a Good Night
The Year of the Puppet

2012: Comes the Deluge
2013:  It Was Grand
2014: The Non-Christmas Christmas
2015  Christmas #2
2016: Perfect
2017: A Quiet Christmas
2018: Masa
2019: Christmas--Sorta.

2020 Christmas Letter

Theater Reviews
Updated 12/6
A Christmas Carol: the
Radio Broadcast

Books Read in 2020
 Updated 11/13
"Frontier Follies"

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(you know how to fix it)

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

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27 December 2020

Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!



For those who celebrate Christmas #2

Taken from Pinterest




Star or Angel?
Star.  The star on the tree this year is one that Marta made in the early years of her marriage to Ned.

White Lights or Colored Lights?
We have white lights that came with the artificial tree that I bought a few years ago, but I think my preference is for colored lights.

Blinking Lights or Still Lights?
I don't think I care.  What we have now are still lights.  But blinking lights are ok too.

When do you open your gifts?
Christmas was yesterday.  Walt, Ned, Marta and I opened our gifts from each other on Christmas morning and then we opened the gifts from other people in the family at our big 2-1/2 hour family Zoom that night.

Do you buy gifts for your pet?
No.  Tom's dog bought a gift for Ned's dog and this is why I don't buy gifts for our dog!

Be honest: What's the worst gift you've ever gotten?
A scale.  A girl from Mexico who had lived with us when she was studying in high school brought me a scale at Christmas.  I wanted to cry.

Have you ever traveled for the holiday?
Only to my mother's house in the years when she hosted Christmas dinner

Did you see Santa as a child?
We always went to see Santa at the Emporium in San Francisco when I was a kid.


Can you name all the reindeer?
Of course.

Have you ever gone caroling?
I loved Christmas caroling.  My favorite time was caroling with the Lamplighters (professional singers) on the cable car in San Francisco.  We went from one end of the line, Market Street, to the other end of the line at Fisherman's Wharf...and then stopped at the Buena Vista for Irish coffee (they invented Irish coffee at the Buena Vista).  The last time we went "caroling," I played the kazoo.  I can't sing any more, unfortunately.

Do you drive around and look at the Christmas lights?
We did that just the other night.  My old boss' house is always the winner in the Davis decorations contest.

Have you ever left Santa cookies?
Always.  As a kid we left him cookies and milk.  When our kids were little, we had it on good authority that Santa didn't like milk, so we left him cookies and beer.

Have you ever had a white Christmas?
No.  It doesn't snow here.

Have you ever made a gingerbread house from scratch? From a kit?
Yes.  From scratch, not from a kit.

(with Hitomi from Japan and Ndangi from Zaire)

Be honest: Do you think the season is too commercial?

Imagine you were going to create the quintessential holiday soundtrack -- which song(s) absolutely must be included?
White Christmas (and other recordings by Bing Crosby), Little Drummer Boy, and most of the religious songs I sang in school.

What are your Christmas pet peeves?
Christmas decorations going on sale after the 4th of July.



I couldn't see my mother for Christmas,
but at least she looks happy


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