CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS -- not all mine!

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” ― Laura Ingalls Wilder 

(And for the record -- the photo above shows me with "my child," daughter Alex,  at Rockefeller Center tree a few days ago!)


“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." ― Andy Rooney


“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.” ― Eric Sevareid

“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.” ― Bing Crosby

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ~ Peg Bracken

“Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display–so much tinsel and decorations. For it isn’t the holly, it isn’t the snow. It isn’t the tree nor the firelight’s glow. It’s the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again.” ~ Unknown

(Look closely. Do you see anyone in the Clam Shack?  Certainly NOT a clam cooker!) 

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” ~ Charles Schulz

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” –Bob Hope


“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.”  –Dr. Seuss

Have yourself a very Merry Christmas.   "Wandering" will be back in 2017!  Thanks for being such wonderful readers.  You have no idea what a Christmas gift you all are to me.  xx Val