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Judy G.
I was raised in South Florida back in the years when it was a peaceful and wonderfully safe place to live. We lived a mile from the beach and could ride our bikes over the intercoastal bridge right to the best beach around. All my years of growing up I was a competitive swimmer and belonged to AAU. I granduated from Florida State University with a BS degree in nursing. I am recently retired but I'm thinking of going back to work to support my hobbies.
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Sunday, November 27, 2016


     Whew!  It has been quite a few days!  I suppose all grandparents think this way when their children and grandchildren finally leave for home, after spending 5 days rollicking through your usually peaceful house and eating and drinking everything in sight.  Does this sound familiar?
     Our two daughters are both married and have children, and they both live away from us. Therefore, we don't get to see them as often as we'd like.  So it is with excitement that we await their arrival whenever they plan to come to town, and, this year, both families came for Thanksgiving, adding 8 extra people to our three bedroom home.  The oldest grandson is now 18, and we didn't see a lot of him, because he works for a retail store and had to be back home to work on Black Friday.  However, the other three are 11 (2 boys) and 12 (the one grandaughter), and they spent their days riding the 4 wheelers all over our hillside and pasture.  Then in the house they ran, ate something - basically anything they could find - and then out they ran again.  Fortunately, there were no fights or tears, and nobody got hurt.  On Thanksgiving Day, our one daughter with the three kids went to her husband's relatives for the day, and we took our other daughter and family out to eat at a restaurant that was featuring a delicious Thanksgiving buffet.  Loved it!  No slaving away with food preparation for 2 days, only to have dinner over in 20 minutes in order to go watch the football games on TV!
      Alas, the days went by quickly, and now we're home in our peaceful house again, longing for the chaos that just left.  We all had a great time together, and we even got family photos taken for everyone's Christmas cards.  That reminds me, I've got to get busy making mine!
     Happy Holidays to you all, and remember to visit my website at to see what Close To My Heart has to offer for the Holidays.


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