With the blessed day
just around the corner, I would like to take the opportunity to wish you
and yours a very, very merry Christmas and all the best that life can
offer in the year 2001. God bless you all.
As with all
newsletters, I like to begin with extending our warmest welcome to all
newcomers. We are most delighted that
you found our little corner of the forums. Drum bo, Toby and Dave ("Quiet Reflections" thread), welcome to our Durham folder. We
hope your visits are enjoyable and you return often. :o)
has found her way to The Front Porch much to our delight. Thank you for
your wonderful links, they certainly brighten our day. We wish you and Dave a wonderful
vacation in Las Vegas. Happy anniversary dear friend and many, many more!
Kitty has also found his way to The Front Porch. Welcome!
is away on her much needed and long overdue visit to her home town in
beautiful Newfoundland. I would also like to announce at this time, that
Cookie upon her return will take over the duties as community leader of
the Around Town Newfoundland and Labrador forum. Cookie, there is
absolutely no doubt in my mind as to how successful you will be as
a leader! You go girl! :o)
this month in the "Quiet Reflections" thread has been truly
outstanding. Thank you so much Bobby's Girl, Cookie, Lee and Jean for
contributing to our reading pleasure. (((HUGS))) to you all.
14th was the day of our luncheon and in a word... memorable! Again I wish
to thank everyone for their wonderful and thoughtful gifts. My little
Rudolph is sitting under the tree, the snowman ornament is hanging on the
tree and the lovely porcelain, rose lamp is turned on every night
adding a delightful, warm glow to the room. They are all precious gifts and are very special to me. Thank
you so very much!
also got to meet Hollyhock, whom I might add is a very lovely lady... just
the perfect addition to our group of friends.
Kay and Hess finally met each other too. But it was especially wonderful
because we all got to see each other again. Do I hear rumblings of another
get-together for January when we may have the pleasure of meeting Graham?
Perhaps we'll also be able to entice Mister Kitty and Drum bo to join us. *very
our Quinte friends were unable to join us. Perhaps when spring comes,
we'll be able to plan another luncheon. It is certainly something to
look forward to!
what a fabulous month this has been for you! Congratulations dear friend
on the e-publishing of "Lady Muriel's Wish" through Crossroads.
Also, today I heard that the artwork for the "Sock
Stealers" and the Faeries letterhead has been completed. Things are
really coming together for you and I know I speak for everyone in
saying... we are very, very proud of you!
annual Christmas bash was a huge success!! What a fabulous party. Her
Christmas thread is still very busy and thank you so very much Muriel for
all the wonderful stories, messages, graphics, fun and laughter, it's been
wonderful visiting there.
Girl, your Christmas poem gift to all of us is most beautiful, thank you
so very much. :o)
I think that just about covers our month's activities and what a busy
month it's been, both here and in "Real". I will be away
Boxing Day through to Monday, January 1st. In closing, I would like to
leave these wonderful words with you, sadly the author is unknown but
his/her wisdom is truly profound.
If as Herod, we
fill our lives with things, and again with things; if we consider
ourselves so unimportant that we must fill every moment of our lives
with action, when will we have the time to make the long, slow journey
across the desert as did the Magi? Or sit and watch the stars as did the
shepherds? Or brood over the coming of the Child as did Mary? For each
one of us, there is a desert to travel. A star to discover. And a being
within ourselves to bring to life.
In appreciation to
Victorian Elegance for the use of their wonderful background and
gifs, thank you. Also to Java Scripting, for the pretty drifting snowflake