Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Getting ready for Christmas

I heard thunder this morning while we drank coffee. No storms have stomped through here since summer, so I was surprised to hear this one. The weather doesn't often get nasty in December. In fact, I remember a few times it was almost warm enough to swim on Christmas.

Jilda's grandmother Mamie always said that if it thunders in December, it will snow that day in January. So we marked our calendars to see.

I thought it was a bunch of hooey, but a few years ago when it thundered in December, it snowed one month later in January.

The beauty of old wives tales is that you don't remember when it doesn't happen, but on the one time it does, it's stamped into your brain like a prison tattoo.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. We'll have breakfast with Jilda's brother Ricky who lives next door. All their kids and grandkids will be there. It's a madhouse, but a great way to begin the feasting.

I hope you all have a remarkable Christmas.


Snow Cyprus - my blog buddy Granpappy painted a
beautiful watercolor of this picture and sent it  to us as a gift
a few years ago.

8 comments:

  1. MERRY CHRISTMAS RICK AND JILDA!!!
    Wish you the best and warmest day in the world.
    xoxoxoxxo

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  2. We thought of you guys when we saw the notifications of the storms in your neighboring state. Hope nothing bad came your way.
    Yeah, you are so right about the 'old wives tales' I often plan to remember but FORGET!.
    Have a Great Christmas, Merry Christmas to all.

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  3. Isn't it amazing how accurate some of the old wives tales are?

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas my friend I hope it is one of the best for you.

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  4. Prison tatoo! Ha! Love that line! It's 60de here today..that's swimming weather in Ohio! Have a blast with all your families!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you, Jilda and all the people you hold dear to your heart and all the Best in your new year. May all your wishes comes true.
    JB

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  6. Merry Christmas, Rick & Jilda!!

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  7. Sounds like your Christmas was a true celebration of love starting off with breakfast with family!

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