This I’ve Learned

that in a few days we’ll be celebrating Christmas. Usually, it’s the most joyful time of the year for so many, yet it’s not the same this year. Christmas parties didn’t happen. Not all families will be together as usual and the list goes on and on. Even though we’ll never forget this year, we still have memories of childhood Christmases and the precious times we spent with our children and other family members through the years. Nothing can take away those memories from us. And there will be more fun memories to come. But most important let’s remember that the reason for Christmas hasn’t changed. Celebrate the birth of Jesus and the joy is still there.

(Remember these Christmas quotes?)
“The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.” Johnny Carson
“There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” Bob Phillips
“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 time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.” – Phyllis Diller

The best gift you can give is love.
Find miracles in the serenity of nature.

HOLIDAY DINNER – Ham or Turkey?
HAM: Ask the butcher to slice the ham.
To keep the ham from being too salty, bake it half way, then pour off juice. Add a can of ginger ale over the ham and bake until done.
TURKEY: Keep turkey from sticking when baking by placing on a bed of celery stalks. You’ll have delicious flavored drippings for gravy. Discard the celery.
Don’t stuff the turkey ahead of time to avoid last minute rush. Bacteria growth could make it unsafe to eat.

To get on in life, get up each time you get down.
If you are going to throw mud, expect to have dirty hands.


smiley face wearing a Santa hat

Theresa Klunk Schultz


  1. Cathy Saine on December 29, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    I love fruitcake, but haven’t had it in years due to high calories., My maternal grandmother always had delicious fruitcake during the Christmas season.

  2. Bonnie Bates on December 31, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve always loved fruitcake but the last several years that I’ve had it, it tasted so bad I couldn’t eat it. It wasn’t the old fashioned kind we used to get in the tin. I’ve been given bars all pressed together with preservatives and other bad stuff… yuck!! And I agree with Cathy… lots of calories, but it was only once a year 🙂

    I love the quote about the Christmas mess. Takes me back to my childhood and even my children’s childhood. Wrapping paper everywhere. But now no one gets to open a gift until my son-in-law has his large trash bag at the ready. Every piece of wrapping paper – sliver or large – goes into the bag before the next gift can be opened. I hope my granddaughters don’t carry on this “tradition” 🙁

    A belated Merry Christmas, Theresa.

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