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I some how have locked myself into a
group of friends who would rather be 
watching Net Flicks and eating one
lonely, baked potato for X-mas dinner, 
than celebrate the Holidays with presents
and cornbread stuffed roast turkey. They 
do finally come around for the turkey after
I insist and then cook it. I don't understand. 
They mope through the holidays barely, sending 
out a Christmas card and forget completely 
about New Years. No anticipation of presents 
or the joy the holiday season brings. The 
ornaments and festive colored lights on a
freshly cut pine, all of no interest to them.
No lights on the rooftops. But, this year 
I insisted on a Christmas Tree. Finally, 
they gave in and said, “Yes, but we could
only buy presents from the dollar store...” 
are they kidding! It's not that they're poor 
either, on the contrary, both are quite well
off. I love my friends dearly but I feel it
may be time to branch out a bit.

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  1. Date: 12/4/2012 5:26:00 PM
    date written is missing from your entry

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 5:17:00 PM