Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday.. Holidays Surround Us.. All Crammed Together on Store Shelves..

"A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up, that happened a long time ago and now there's nothing left to celebrate but the dead."
~ Abraham Polonsky

"With all of the holiday cheer in the air, it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods. Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat - all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer."
~ Lee Haney

"Wal-Mart doesn't really care about your faith. Wal-Mart cares if you have money to spend, and it is going to be as generic as possible in exploiting the holiday season for every buck it can make." ~ Richard Roeper

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Wordless Wednesday~
RUN! (photo by Tana Holder)

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Three Word Wednesday~

clutch, delight, happy


Concert

happy children sing
filled with holiday delight~
dunce in teacher's clutch

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
11-17-2010

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One Shot Wednesday - Week 20 ~

Sweet Winter Fire


Shut in three days
howling wind whipping
power lines dangle

Ham and beans simmer
atop the old wood heater.
a head start on tomorrow's hunger

four finally tired
Children asleep in bunches
scattered around the warm barn

Mine and yours tumbled together.
forgetting to be jealous
we know it can't last

Daylight spent carrying wood
and entertaining children
I'm all out of games

But nights, heart to heart
we danced by the light of
our sweet winter fire
Written By: Patricia Sawyer
12-16-2008
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~ ABC Wednesday~ R is for..
.. "Really Regina?
Must you roar?" Reginald asked.. "Can't you realize that I am Resting?"
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Thanks for stopping by my blog today.. I welcome both comments and followers.. Have a wonderful day!
Patsy

15 comments:

moondustwriter said...

I love the good and sweet holiday memories. All the kids, the games and the food that makes us sick.

Thanks for sharing all of them with One shot - great to have you

makes me smile

lalita choudhary said...

Really sweet!!! :)

Shashi said...

Great holidays thoughts and moments.. I enjoyed the ending.. in the night's fire...

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Roger Owen Green said...

Wish the holidays WERE for relaxing.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jingle said...

thoughtful R post for ABC Wednesday.
keep smiling.

faith said...

I love to celebrate - never thought of it as celebrating the dead! Ha! Loved the line "a head start on tomorrow's hunger" in the Sweet Winter Fire poem which was such a contrast to the quotes at the top of this post! Some thing here to please all. :)

faith said...

I love to celebrate - never thought of it as celebrating the dead! Ha! Loved the line "a head start on tomorrow's hunger" in the Sweet Winter Fire poem which was such a contrast to the quotes at the top of this post! Some thing here to please all. :)

Faby said...

really sweet memories....

Amity said...

Oh I am so excited with the holiday season now almost near!

ms pie said...

holidays for the dead, walmart doesn't care, and heart disease.. sounds like the dark side of holidays... it's blizzard conditions here for the past two days, blessed that we electricity... have wonderful holidays...

shail said...

'dunce i the teachers' clutch'
Aww... loved that! :D

Steve said...

Nice, sweet natured work. You almost make me like the "holiday season" - that's saying a lot, considering how much I don't like them. (LOOOONG STORY, lol.)

Anonymous said...

Yes .. Details are important.

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