Sunday, December 19, 2010


It’s that time of year once again, different people call it varying names but in our house we call it Christmas. When you get to a certain age there are very few surprises left, maybe that’s why the numbers get smaller as well. People come and people go, some move but most pass on and all you are left with are memories.

This morning the wife went to open the door ready to go out and almost stepped on a small package, tucked neatly up against the door so that you could hardly miss it. This is what Christmas is all about.

This is a very special gift,
That you can never see
The reason it's so special is
It's just for you and me.
Whenever you are lonely
Or even feeling blue
You only have to hold this gift
And know I think of you.
You never can unwrap it
Please leave the ribbon tied.
Just hold this package close to you
It's filled with love inside.

Love Madge

A Merry Christmas Everyone!!!



PipeTobacco said...


I am very glad to see you back blogging again! I have missed you!


forsythia said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you both. Stay warm.

Eric Valentine said...

Hi pipe, Thank you... It is nice to get back, even in such a small way... here's looking to the new year.. A Happy festive season to you and yours.. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Nice to see you also forsythia, may your Christmas be warm lovely.. :)

zirelda said...

How nice to see you Eric.

I'm glad you are back and what a wonderful present to find at your door.

Merry Christmas to you both.

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you Zirelda and a Merry Christmas to you & Dave/ family..

It is good to try and get started again.. that is once I get my puter back from the doghouse LOL It's dead right now.. :(

swenglishexpat said...

Happy New Year, Eric. What an absolutely wonderful present! Good to see you back

Eric Valentine said...

Happy new year Swen, yes it was unusual wasn't it.. :)

Hope to get on track soon.. my puter is still caput.. :(

Roy said...

Eric! Looking forward to seeing you back on the Blog soon. I'm still here, actually picking up the pieces again. Dropped the KO Blather and am sticking with Buddy's Blog. Hope you can come by soon after you get back on line.

The best to you and yours, from me (KnightOwl) and mine (Lisa), and of course there's the Cats - Buddy Bear, MikiCato, Princess, Tegar, Smokey, and of course Rowdy.

Be well, and stay safe my Friend.

swenglishexpat said...

Happy Birthday, Eric. I hope you have an enjoyable birthday. See you soon.

Margie said...

Thinking of you, Eric and sending good thoughts!
Hope you are well.
Best wishes, always!

Loved the poem!

Margie :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Roy nice to see you here once more things are getting better so will be back writing soon, do take care my friend all the best to you and Lisa and not to forget the four legged ones.. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you Swen, it's always nice to see your smiling eyes here...... I'm sure there has to be a bit o the Irish in you! LOL

Eric Valentine said...

Margie!! what a nice surprise finding you here, you also seem to have been away a long time.. I do hope you and the family are keeping well.

I know the baseball season is on us soon so you must be excited for your son.. :))

Keep well and stay in touch, we will be here again soon my friend.

Eric :)

Steve Ballmer said...

Nice blogging my friend!

Eric Valentine said...

Thanks Steve for your visit and kind words, do come by again. :)