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samting Nov 28th, 2006 06:43 PM

All I want for Christmas is......?
Still got my 'two front teeth' so don't actually want anything, but the 'obviously impossible', like world peace, a little more understanding of each other, my youth back (with all the smarts I have now), my list dreams, a fragment of my childhood, to see my father laugh again, etc., etc.. But, of course, can't have. So I will settle for a smile on Xmas morning, a picture of your children and how they look now, a really good piece of fruitcake, a soft night on my pillow, continued good health, safety of my children and theirs, etc.....etc....forget the gismos that take batteries, the things that go 'thump', games with tiny pieces, perfume, dresses, diamonds, new furniture, a face lift, ...don't want any of it any more.

lynnejoel1015 Nov 28th, 2006 06:44 PM

LOL, I'm really desiring all the new women's stuff from J Crew right now ;) But I'd take world peace.

pollyvw Nov 28th, 2006 08:05 PM

Reminds me of a Christmas Eve radio broadcast by a talk show in the Washington DC area. They taped clips from many ambassadors living here, each responding to this same question. Every single one of them (except one) wished for things like world peace and good health. Boy, did that single hold-out sound stupid when he said he just wanted a box of chocolate covered cherries!

AuntAnnie Nov 28th, 2006 08:25 PM

I am going to visit my daughter who is studying abroad this year and truly will be blissful just having my whole nuclear family together for a too-short time. When I was younger, I really hungered for things. No More!
Happy Holidays, Fodorites!

lynnejoel1015 Nov 28th, 2006 09:01 PM

Yeah, us too, actually :) We're not really into material things actually. I swear!!!!

Last year we gave each other donations to Heifer International.

Please don't think I'm shallow... I'm just goin' through a retail phase :)

Dukey Nov 29th, 2006 12:56 AM

Given the headlines from yesterday I'm getting doubtful about world peace and anyone's ability in the US to stand up, be counted, and demand that the first actions to help ensure it take place.

So, at least some prayers for it might help and including a few other prayers for those who think that everything is solved by wars.

JJ5 Nov 29th, 2006 05:36 AM

Lots of times in my life, I absolutely knew that I just didn't "fit" where I've been. Christmas was prime. I've never wanted things, except maybe the possible exception of a "better" house.

So now that I'm older, I see more and more people like samting, that are coming around closer to where I've been, so I can enjoy Christmas more easily now.

Merry Christmas and some good memory times for all!

ilovetulips Nov 29th, 2006 05:52 AM

to relax,how's that for an oxymoron.

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