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Thinking of You

Dear readers,

I think of you almost daily! I have had many blog-worthy thoughts and experiences this December, but I scribbled most of them on sticky notes, and I plan to share them in the future. I know you are busy and that your E-mailbox is packed with messages. 

This season, I have experienced overwhelming nostalgia, unbridled joy, total exhaustion, and buzzing excitement. I like to live life with enthusiasm and emotion, but at Christmas, there are so many memory triggers. I can be transported back in time by recipes, decorations, home movies, snowflakes, music, or scented candles. We human beings are complicated and beautiful creatures. 

Thank you for reading From the Cookie Jar. My husband Gord, the boy from the Get a Bigger Wagon books, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Here's to a fabulous 2020!

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Comments (6)

  • Constance Muir January 3, 2020 at 03:49 pm

    Hi Maureen,
    I'd like to say that so Many of my childhoods fondest Christmas memories takes me back to the Eaton's Christmas catalog and the Eaton's department store Santa Claus in Toyland nothing but wonderful cherished great times.

  • Verla Schmirler December 29, 2019 at 08:17 pm

    Dear Maureen - I hope you and Gord, along with your family, had a wonderful Christmas! I wish you God's richest blessings in 2020. Thank you so much for all of the memories and experiences you have shared in your past blogs. I look forward, with anticipation, to all you will share in the blogs to come.

  • Wilma Poole December 24, 2019 at 06:43 am

    Wishing you a wonderful Holiday season. I am truly honoured to have you in my life and I so appreciate your blog and also your articles in magazines and of course the recipes. I wish the best of EVERYTHING you hope for, and may even the surprises be great ones. Love and peace always, Wilma

  • The Boy December 23, 2019 at 04:53 pm

    No, Shelley, we did not go to dance-club but we got into lots of trouble while our parents were at the community hall.....hee, hee, hee!

  • Susan Hansen December 23, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Happy, Happy Holidays to all of you in the north country!!

    We are thinking of you all!!

    Love, Susan & Dick

  • Shelley Park December 23, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Merry Christmas , Maureen . You've triggered lots of memories for me throughout the year . I thank you for that .
    Further to our last conversation , I was reminded of Rosetown's old-time dance club that ran during the winter months and wondered if you belonged , or attended . Always a live band and lots of fun .
    May 2020 be all you want it to be .
    Happy New Year .

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