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Sunday, December 7, 2014

It's a Bittersweet Day on the Farm

I love Christmas, just about everything from the Message to the music to the family and presents.  It all started long, long ago back when we had real trees.....and tinsel!

This would be my second Christmas, circa 1963.... and I supposed I could turn up about 50 more pics of Christmas trees, but I will just hit the highlights:

This one should be about 1964.....

Hmmmmm..... I'm going to go with 1970 or 1971...

My niece and nephews will be liking this on from 1989.

And our own girls circa 2008

But this year as we put up the tree, there will be one part missing.....

Pumpkin.....  She loved the Christmas tree from jumping in and out of the tree box, to smacking the bottom ornaments, to curling up under the tree for 14 Christmases.  Some days, I just look around the house thinking she will com strolling out from where ever, then plop down and give me that "I want...." look.  See?

She left us at the end of March, and I haven't really talked much about it......I had her a year before I had a husband or children; she was a kitten from here that I brought home right after my Grandma Phyllis passed away.  She reminded me of Grandma because of her coffee and cream coloring.  I told Steve that if he gave her to me, I was not going to choose between her and him if we became official. Follow that last sentence?  She was 14 years old, and lived a good life, but I am sure there will be a little sigh here and there as the girls and I put up the trees today.  


  1. So sorry to hear about this. Losing a pet is always hard. They are family.

  2. Thanks Michelle. We learned her kidneys had stopped working, so we couldn't let her suffer, but it came on very fast. I still go out and hug the barn kitties, when I can catch them, and get my purrrrfect moment for a moment. Nothing like a purring cat to calm the nerves and make you feel special.



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