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Originally posted by shrevegal
reply to post by MrWendal
Hi MrWendal, I hope it isn't off topic or against rules for me to stop by and say hi to a fellow Louisianian. I live in Shreveport...had horrible, scary severe thunderstorms all night and some today so no company traveling here to my house today. Anyways, stay safe, warm, happy and well and happy holiday and the best year ever for you! Blessings. ^j^
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by YourOtherSelf
I really love your avatar, is reminds me of me in terms of what I was trying to achieve with mine!
Your use of the word equanimous as an anagram was wonderful I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Someone earlier in this thread said they cried a little bit, and so too have I, just a little bit, and what comes to me is this passage, which I think belongs here in this thread.
"Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted."
No one's really ALONE especially not with the type of people here in this thread expressing their love and encouragement.
FORUM STAFF - 25-12-2012 @ 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Ahabstar
Last year, I spent the day alone. Few online that I wanted anything to do with and was a little strapped for cash. And after sitting around all day, I decided around 8pm that I was hungry. Drove around a bit and nothing in town was open, so I drove down to Hamilton. Again nothing of interest was open except a gas station, of which I needed to partake just for the gas. After walking in, I was blessed by not seeing any roller dogs on the rollers as someone had them earlier.
A bit more driving and I found a Gold Star Chili that was open. Looking around the place, there were some younger people working, the oldest may have been 28. All of them women and all of them brunette, which was odd as there are plenty of bleach bottle blondes (that act a little trashy) to be found in Hamilton. But despite looking tired and a little upset that they were working a minimum wage job on Christmas night serving we poor dregs of society that had nothing better to do than to venture out in the cold on Christmas, thus forcing someone to work for our inability/desire/foresight to have food to cook for ourselves.
Myself, I had a three way (which is Cincinnati-speak for chili spaghetti with cheese) regretting that I could have had a steak dinner with extended family because I just didn't feel like getting out earlier that day. The meal was good and the service was excellent. And despite only having a bill of $9, I told her to keep the change from my last $20 as I was thankful they were open...and payday was coming soon enough.
But that was last year....this year I had planned to drive up and visit Mom and Dad, my sister and brother-in-law and their three boys for the first time in years. That trip was cancelled this morning after hearing about the coming snowstorm that will arrive later tonight. With freezing rain and a forecast of 7-10 inches of snow, the Mustang is only good for wrapping around a tree. So, time to dig through the record collection and play a little Prince:
Originally posted by BMorris
After that, 2007 .. 2012 have all been spent alone, with my so-called family not even sending Christmas cards, despite me sending them one, every year.