Yet ANOTHER AWESOME Christmas Feast in the Holler! I'm so Happy! I Got EVERY THING I WANTED!!! Great FOOD... Great FRIENDS... and AWESOME FAMILY of ALL ages! It was Great Just to sit Back and Listen to all the Laughter and Bask in the warm glow of the generations as they caught up on old times all over the House. And to share in that in a place full of so many childhood memories.
I walked up on the hill by the
old red house that had been there forever, and Looked on grandpa's old
sawmill broken down from the ages... but I could still see it just the
way it was, Back when he was running it... he was always smiling when
ever he was up there working on that thing.
I payed respects to Uncle Paul by his tree on the way back down, Passed
the dirt hills by the garden, so much smaller now from the erosion of
time. I walked across the creek I Played in and caught crawdads in as a
child. I walked past the spot where the Old barn used to be... now
collapse I see, and I could still see it standing there, and reflected
back to all the times we hid behind it and played as a child. I could
still see that old school bus behind it, that once had been a camper...
and then a chicken coop, and the spot where the old pig stye's used to
The bus and the styes are long gone, just a grassy area full of old
large diameter tree logs now. I walked the trail that used to lead
around Aunt Siss's Hill that leads to Granny's old house. The Trail too
is gone, all grown up now... But my feet still remember where to step. I
stood in front of her house for a long time... picturing how it looked
all the times we played there on Christmas as a kids, before it had been
abandoned after Granny died.
I was standing in the same spot in front
of her house I stood when I was 8 years old, The first Time I ever saw a
spirit that didn't have a Body wrapped around it. That one was my great
Aunt Annie I'm Told. I stood there so Long remembering until I could
SEE Granny Looking Back at me through the Living room window, beckoning
me as if to come on in and warm myself by her fire... warm and inviting
as she always was in life. For a moment I even thought I saw Annie's
disembodied spirit standing there with her... and to be honest by this
point I was having trouble telling if I was Imagining REALLY good... or
if i was maybe REALLY seeing things again, so I figured it was about
time to make my way back to the house... back to the warm embrace of the
still living Family.
Another great Plate when I got back. Another round
of Family... with new Long awaited arrivals finally showing up... the
pleasure of a few new faces... and before i knew it it was time to go.
Its a Shame Christmas can't be everyday. To all My family that was
there.... To those who couldn't make it but wanted too... to those who
were too far off to even consider it... and to all those who could only
Bless us with their spiritual presence this Christmas... I Love you ALL
so very MUCH! May All of your Holidays be bright and cheerful and full
of Love... and may the year 2013 be the Greatest year of your Lives...
In short... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Every Body!