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Lunchlady 2

Lunchlady 2
March 05
I am now a widow, having laid my last kiss on my husbands brow after he died to say goodbye. Since then I have found an old note he wrote me apologizing for his meanness laying on my floor and two gold coins under my blankets, his way of saying he was sorry and goodbye. I have buried my ex husband, my baby son, my grown son, my mom and now my husband and I wish to bury no more, but life does not work that way. I have birthed 3 children and have 3 more wonderful children from my last marriage. I have 4 living children and a granddaughter I adore and I am in the process of finding me. I have no idea who I am but I have discovered I am loved and I never knew that before and it makes me smile...


DECEMBER 25, 2010 8:06PM

Thanks to Sparking's Open Call

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My first Christmas memory is .....vague, animal heads, Santa, presents, I think we were at our rich Aunts one year and one year only.  

I think Santa Claus should..... come out of hiding and let people know he's real, that magic does exist.

If I could play with one toy from my childhood it would be....  my very first worn out now living in my closet but to have her brand new again Tissa Baby stuffed donkey.

When I sat on Santa's lap I was really thinking ....I have never sat on Santa's lap that I can remember.

I am (naughty or nice or both or whatever you like) .... I enjoy my naughty side but it doesn't have much use anymore.

If I could have on experience for the holidays versus getting a gift it would be .....To have mom and all my siblings and their families back together again one last time.

What confuses me about the holidays is .....why people are only kind late December.

Spending time with relatives is long as it is my family, wonderful, the other side we need not mention :)

The best present I got for Christmas is.....a wonderful big wooden rocking chair.

If I could add one idea to the folklore of Christmas it would be .... that Father Christmas brought food and drink instead of presents.

My favorite part of the Christmas meal is ..... duh, dessert!.

The "Peace on Earth" part of Christmas is .....  my favorite part.

I am reading .... who has time and quiet to read..... this holiday season.

My wish for everyone this Christmas is ..... love

 I (do/don't) _____DO___ still play Santa Claus at my house.

If I could see one movie this Christmas Day it would be .... Gulliver's Travels or Tron

If I won the Mega Millions today, I would . ... run for some office that had the ability to reach people and make them see the truth...and since that would never work I would pay off my house, my bills, fix my roof, tour America and give the rest to family and the needy.

This year, Christmas is . ...somewhat sad knowing my 19 year old leaves for Navy boot camp in Feburary. Another bird being set free to soar. One more milestone in this game of life.

I hope your day has been wonderful, and full of family, food, fun and LOVE..

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LL2, hugs to you. Enjoy your son's presence until he leaves. When will he return? Wishing you much happiness in 2011.
I am sad your son is leaving..:(
Why people are only kind late December.
I wouold like to know the answer tot that too.:(
FusunA, I have no idea, he ships out to Minnesota on Feb 9th to go to boot camp and he signed a 4 year contract. The good news is he got what he wanted which was to be a cook or learn to be a cook so we hope that will keep him out of harms way. We get along so well I will miss him most of all out of my 3 steps...not that I don't love them all equally :)
Linda, This morning when my boys woke me at 8 and I realized this was his last I plastered a smile and kept it there but remember that first year him being 4 years old like yesterday and still I cry..But I will survive and move forward.
And yes why can't people be this nice all year round!!!
The next chapter is good and I love rocking chairs too.r
You are still Santa, good for you.

May your son be blessed and protected always.
Hugs, me, yes to a new chapter and counting! I am lost without my rocking chair :)
Vanessa, Santa comes every year filling stockings and leaving the main gift under the tree. I love being Santa and I hope to continue to be one for my Granddaughter...Thank you for the blessing's for my son
Well, I hope you're out seeing Tron or Gulliver's Travels and not here responding to comments!

It's hard to let our offspring fly free and see that as a good thing. I had both of mine under the same roof for the first time in several years -- it felt...strange, but in a good way!
Then enjoy your son every minute now. Flying off is gonna happen sooner or later...and when it hits hard.
Love to you, LL!
Kateasley, hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream!
Bellwether Vance, No money to see a night time movie but I am going to try later in the week to get into town and see at least one of them at the matinee prices :)
JD, we seem to be enjoying the heck out of each other as I let him reach for freedom, with no questions about the when's or what's he is up to ( video games with friends all night) and him asking why I didn't check on him. It is all a process and I am trying to prepare him for the world, it's my job as mom...
I will miss him just like my other son and my two daughters long gone and I will cryand move forward....You want them to go but you don't..ya know?
How absolutely lovely. "that magic does exist" - I have that same wish! :)
Hugs! I thought of you and others today!
Sparking, I didn't think I could do this but it was fun and I thank you. There is magic everyday all around us if we open our eyes, but I know you know that :)
Pastvoices, I thought of you today too, I hope it was wonderful!
best wishes for your son's new career.
great post!
Oh, hopefully every day at OS feels a little like a Christmas stocking, and you are on the very good list.
Cyril, Thanks! I hope it turns out to be his best option and he stays safe....
Oryoki Bowl, You all are my Christmas stocking always full of what I need the most, love, strength and hope!
SkypixieO, Thanks :)
You've had a mess of milestones this year, LL! Glad the season rolled by peacefully for you!
It will be alright. Short of all out world war there is no place in the military safer than the mess decks, well unless of course, one is dining there.
I hope you had a great Christmas.Did you get the new Lexus I sent you? I hope I had the right address!
Thanks for sharing such thoughtful responses, and thanks to Sparking for the Open Call. I'm going to go and respond myself, now. Extra prayers and blessings for your son!
Kitd, I think these milestones come faster as we age and crap I am so ready for a quiet peaceful year :)
Bobbot, I was so hoping you would say that, thank you!
Scanner, what! My neighbor is driving a brand new Lexus, well shit :)
Eva T, thank you and I am off to find your post!