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Christmas Dinner with Friends

I am afraid that I have no family
members left.  So usually my holiday 
is spent with my two best friends: Leslie,
 65; and Anne, 77. I am 61 so it can be 
quite a job finding commonalities between 
the three of us. Neither Anne nor Leslie
like to celebrate Christmas, but I do, so 
I learned to make a big fuss over it until 
they give in. So far I've succeeded with
having a Christmas tree and some outdoor
lights...and of course a big meal. I'll never
forget the first Christmas I spent at Leslie's, 
a big fan of the baked potato. I was thoroughly 
aghast when I was served one baked potato 
with some butter and sour cream. Where is
the dinner, I thought. So I waited awhile and 
searched the cupboards for some cranberry 
sauce or anything that resembled a holiday 
meal. Nope, one potato, that was it. I didn't 
say a word but next Christmas I started early
presenting my demands. Things gradually 
got better each year, this year we're actually
getting a Christmas tree and serving prime 
rib for dinner...ahhh....blessed Christmas.

December 9, 2012

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 5:25:00 AM
    Good morning, Julie,, A nice warm congratulations for the very nice win in Francine's "Christmas Dinner with Humor" Wishing you the best holidays to come. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Love~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your HM Julie xx

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Julie. Love, Su

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 7:53:00 PM
    Oh I could spare some nice ham for you. Congratulations. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:46:00 PM
    Merry Christmas Julie and congrats on your win

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:21:00 PM
    Great! Maybe a turkey or a goose next X-Mas... good poem, amusing! Terry

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 1:38:00 PM
    Oh poor you Julie, we don't celebrate Christmas but if I was there I would cook you a Christmas dinner just for the hell of it. Have a good one sweetheart xx

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 12:41:00 PM
    Very good, Julie. You got your way! Too funny. Enjoyed. Hope your Christmas dinner turn out great. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 11:11:00 AM
    Julie, what a delightful poem of friendship and sharing, I loved it, I so enjoyed reading your poetry today. Constance