Dozer, the bulldog

Dozer, the bulldog
Dozer: Spring training is upon us!

Rockin' and rollin'

Rockin' and rollin'
The author of Mark's Work

Coleus flowers

Coleus flowers
Why I grow flowers

HappyDay Farms bees are happy bees.

HappyDay Farms bees are happy bees.
Air-borne bees

HeadSodBuster and BossLady at the coast

HeadSodBuster and BossLady at the coast
Love is the greatest power.

Beauty abounds!

Beauty abounds!
Heinz tomatoes, used for catsup

If you've seen one butterfly, you've seen 'em all, said no one ever.

If you've seen one butterfly,  you've seen 'em all, said no one ever.
Painted Lady

Fall Jewels

Fall Jewels
Praying mantis, attending services on a zinnia...

My souvenir from Reggae on the River, 2017

My souvenir from Reggae on the River, 2017
Something I have always wanted...

Mahlon Masling Blue

Mahlon Masling Blue
My friend and brother.

Mark's E-mail address

Friday, December 23, 2011

ABC's of Christmas

ABC’s of Christmas
* allspice, applesauce, anything apple, A Christmas Story
* bells, butter, Bing Crosby, bon-bons
* coffee cake, celery, Christmas Carol (I watched nine different versions last Christmas, and would be happy to itemize.) Charlie Brown Christmas, caroling, 
* deviled eggs, dark meat, door decorating
* eggnog, E’clairs, Ella Fitzgerald, elephants (they're everywhere…)
* figs, forks, feeding frenzy, "Four Christmases," family
* ground pepper, gravy, garlic, gifts, Grandma, 
* hot apple cider, half & half, Harry Simone, Home Alone, Herald angels, harking
* icing on the coffee cake, iced coffee, It’s a wonderful Life,  icicles, Irish coffee (without actually putting the, uh, well, you know, the coffee part of the Irish coffee in the glass, er, uh, sorry, mug.)
* jello, “Joy to the World,"  
* King crab, kitchen, kaleidoscopes, Kodak moments, and  kindness, random acts of 
* lemon cookies, limes, love, lists (sorry, JT)
* mincemeat pie, marshmallows, "Misa Creole" (Argentinan Christmas music), Miracle on 34th Street
mixed nuts, Nutcracker Ballet, Nat King Cole
* orange juice, onions, "O Tanenbaum"
* peppermint, peach pies, persimmon cake, mashed potatoes, Perry Como
*quince pie (if not in our house, others)
* rhubarb pie, raisins, 
* sausage, stuffing, sugar, sugar and just for good measure, some more sugar
* turkey, tinsel, truffles, toys, turbulence (see under f-family)
* uplifting, unflappable Mama, uncouth belches, unity of purpose
* creamed veggies, victorious diners
*  wassailing (Wassail is Old English, dating back prior to 1066.  It means be thou hale or be you healthy; an old tradition of ours, no?) 
* xylophone-I got one for Christmas one year.
* yams, Yorkshire Pudding
* zippers, bursting

1 comment:

  1. Damn! I shouldn't have read it b/c now I want to try this too and I will be influenced. But I figured that out pretty fast so my reading was very fast - I will post my ABC's of Christmas later today. And, did you know, that when I was a K-I-2 teacher had the most fantastic collection of ABC book? They are so much fun to read and to create.