Christmas 2019 Wrap Up

old lady and two girls

Chitter, Granny, Chatter – Christmas Day 2019

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. The best ever, but I think I say that every year.

Granny made all the girls new sweaters.

Man wearing coveralls

The Deer Hunter

There was a pair of new coveralls because someone had outgrown and out wore their old ones.

girl holding handmade quilt


Chatter got a Christmas quilt. The beautiful piece of work was made by a dear friend. I was able to snatch it up at a benefit we played at back in the summer.

man holding pillow

There was a new pillow…the new owner said it felt like a bag of kidneys. After hearing the description we all agreed we’d not want to sleep on it. Kidneys or not, he says the pillow has helped him get rid of the crick he’s had in his neck for the last ten years.

girl holding 70s home decor


There was a new old picture.

jewelry making supplies

Of course there was jewelry making supplies.

two girls holding dishes

There was the handing down of family heirlooms. Miss Cindy gifted each girl with a glass dish that belonged to her grandmother.

family laughing together

Chatter, Miss Cindy, Chitter, The Deer Hunter

Most of all there was lots of love and laughter.

Over the weekend I went down to visit Granny for a while. She said “Yes we had a good Christmas. It was just perfect. The only thing that would have made it better would have been if your daddy was here.”

I think if I took a family poll everyone would wholeheartedly agree with Granny.


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  • Reply
    January 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. I loved the pictures you shared .

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    December 31, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    How lovely a Christmas! Happy New Year to all.

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    Ed Ammons
    December 31, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    How come Tipper ain’t in none of the pictures?

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      Miss Cindy
      December 31, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      Ed, Tipper is camera woman!

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    December 31, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Happy New Year to all the Blind Pig gang. It is wonderful how we can have a wonderful Christmas while some of our dear loved ones are present only in our hearts.

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    December 31, 2019 at 11:09 am

    I’m glad you had a good Christmas. We did too. The sweaters your Mama made for the girls are beautiful.

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      January 1, 2020 at 8:08 pm

      Totally agree on the sweaters. Want to try making some for next year for my grandkids – if they all know they all have one they’ll wear them at the same time. Will be much fun!!
      Girls, cherish those sweaters!

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    Bill Burnett
    December 31, 2019 at 11:06 am

    I’m glad you are all well and had a great Christmas and appreciate your blog and your friendship. Thanks for your prayer through the last couple of years.

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    Ron Stephens
    December 31, 2019 at 10:48 am

    I am sincerely glad you all had such a blessed Christmas. How do the girls tell their sweaters apart, or does it matter? The Deer Hunter’s Carhartts remind me of the flannel-lined Carhartt jeans my wife and daughter got for Christmas a couple of years ago. They were a big hit and I expect they will have some more use this month. That Christmas quilt looks like one too pretty to leave out of sight. I’ll stick my neck out and guess it is a log cabin pattern maybe? We have a bowl of clear but patterned glass that looks like it might be similar to the girl’s heirloom ones. ‘New old’ is so much better than plain new.

    As to Miss Cindy’s question, it may be something like the time I told someone the “Moxie” brand soda pop tasted like horse liniment.

    Blessings you all.

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    Barbara Parker
    December 31, 2019 at 10:06 am

    So glad your Christmas was special. Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts and experiences with us. I love seeing your informative and nostalgic messages. It takes me back to my childhood in sweet memories of long ago. May the Lord bless you all.

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    Wanda Devers
    December 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

    It sounds like yall had a wonderful Christmas! Love the Christmas quilt and all the gifts yall got. The sweaters are so cute! We had a subdued Christmas –it’s been a tough year with the loss of my brother-in-law and my health problems. Had to have my gall bladder out second week in Dec!! We decorated my mother-in-law’s room at the nursing home and had a meal there. This is the VA home here in Clarksville. It is a wonderful place–so clean and pleasant with wonderful employees.

    Happy New Year to everyone there! Thanks you for Blind Pig–it is one of the joys of my life!

    I have been getting my husband seconds of Carhardt on line for the past couple of years. We’ve never had a problem with them and its a good savings.

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    Ed Karshner
    December 31, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Sounds like a wonderful Christmas to start a new decade.

    Happy New Year!

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    December 31, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I might need one of those bags of kidneys – I wake up with a stiff neck and a headache every single day!
    What a beautiful family Christmas you all shared. It’s a blessing that you have each other. Happy New Year to you, and to all the Blind Pig readers and commenters!

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    Ann Applegarth
    December 31, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Beautiful family! Beautiful Christmas!

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    Doug Bishop
    December 31, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Happy New To you and all the folks in the mountains

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    Gayle Larson
    December 31, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Glad your Christmas was great. Hope the New Year is great also. It feels like Spring today but I know the cold is coming. I think I will go for a walk and enjoy this while it lasts.

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    Leon Pantenburg
    December 31, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Sounds like a wonderful Christmas! Have a Happy New Year!

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    Miss Cindy
    December 31, 2019 at 5:25 am

    It was a wonderful Christmas! I’m wondering, though, how does the Deer Hunter know what a bag full of kidneys feels like!?

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