Friday, December 16, 2016

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 32


Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! You can find the fill-ins here or at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. We have posted a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins.

We thank you for joining us each week. Your participation is very important. Sharing with you and getting to know you better through your answers is what it is all about. Please remember to visit everyone on the list. Thank you!

I look forward to your answers! Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1. My favorite Christmas Songs are O’ Holy Night, Mary, Did You Know, and Happy Christmas (War is Over), but I could do without hearing “Last Christmas” ever again. Enough said.

2. My most meaningful Christmas ornament is the delicate trio of frosted clear bells that Bill bought for our first Christmas together, because it represented him, me, and my old dog Velvet who he fully accepted as his, too.

3. My favourite holiday treat is anything peppermint.

4. A holiday tradition in my house is oyster stew on Christmas Eve. Bill’s dad used to make this, and when we married, Bill carried the tradition on with us. The cats seem to approve of this tradition, always hoping for handouts (that do not come)



~May your holidays be filled with happy music!~

Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments

19 comments:

  1. Years ago, we had a small children's home. We were having a fundraiser and Mark Lowery donated a signed copy of Mary Did You Know on CD to be auctioned off. That CD sold for many times its cover price.

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  2. That's a beautiful ornament your husband got you for your first Christmas! It's hard to choose a favorite for us as when we travel we get ornaments from everywhere we go so we have TONS of memories on our tree....this year though it has to be the gingerbread man - we miss our gingerbread boy SO MUCH! Love your fill-ins today Annie!

    Love, Pam

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  3. Oyster stew sounds like a most wonderful Christmas Eve meal! Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

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  4. I love "O Holy Night" too, and peppermint!

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  5. Annie, Yeah, I think I could do without "Last Christmas". The newer pop Christmas tunes aren't nearly as good as the oldies. I love Peppermint candies, too. I started making my own Peppermint Patties (DH renamed them Peppermint Cathys) and they're better than York Peppermint Patties. Oyster Stew is an interesting tradition. What's this, the kitties don't get any? Poor little things! lol Tell Papa Bill to give each of them a spoonful this year. :) Thanks for hosting the Friday fun, my friend. I hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy, prosperous New Year! PS: I'm taking a break until after the first of the year.

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  6. I love your beautiful and festive fill-ins! Your bell ornament and the story behind is so precious. And I'm with you 100% on the peppermint - yum! Thank you for hosting this! I hope you're having a very merry Christmas season!

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  7. I love your answers and your beautiful bell and what it symbolizes. I have never had oysters, I can see why the cats like that tradition :) Have a great weekend! XO

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  8. I love your choices. Once I start singing Mary did you Know, it stays in my head for the rest of the day. So maybe, that's my #1 choice.

    I have so many meaningful Christmas ornaments given to me by my children, but this year the one that brought tears to my eyes are a pair of tiny ceramic baby booties that was given to me by my doctor when my first baby Nicole was born. It has her name and birth date and weight written on it. I had given them to her and it was brought back home with her things when she passed away. Yesterday when I hung them on the tree, I couldn't hold back the tears and just now as I write.

    Warm hugs on this cold day.
    Julia

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  9. My favorite Christmas songs are Mel Torme's Good King Wenceslas and Winter Weather. Also, Sleigh Ride and me singing We Three Kings in Elmer Fudd's voice but I could do without hearing Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.
    My most meaningful Christmas ornament is the first ornament CH and I bought together.
    My favorite holiday treat is Eggnog Creams from Fannie May Candies.
    A holiday tradition in my house is putting out the ceramic Christmas tree my Mom made us Christmas of 1974.

    Your Christmas ornament is a sweet memory!

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  10. That is a lovely Christmas ornament! I can understand why it’s so meaningful to you. We usually have fried oysters on Christmas morning.

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  11. I love both O Holy Night and Mary, Did You Know. I can definitely live without ever hearing Last Christmas again! Your answer behind #2 is lovely. Merry Christmas!

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  12. I do love your 'favorite ornament' - it is beautiful, but most of all it is the two, ahem three or now even more, of you. Sweet.

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  13. Those well all just purrfect answers!

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  14. The mom says her favorite Christmas songs are O Holy Night and Carol of the Bells. And she never wants to hear about grandma getting run over by a reindeer ever again!

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  15. Oh I forgot about Mary Did You Know!! Beautiful song. I lost my sentimental favourite ornament -- but yours is beautiful!! Our cat is taking an interest in the tree this year and I am so glad now that we actually screwed the tree into the wall!! ha.

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  16. Annie, That ornament is so beautiful. What a wonderful memory to have each Christmas. As always, your memes really made me smile! Sending love and hugs, Janet

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  17. Your bell trio ornament is pretty and it's meaning is beautiful.
    One of my favorite carols is "God rest ye merry gentlemen" because I love the bass line. Like many others, I could live without hearing "Grandma got run over by a reindeer". My favorite ornament is the Abominable Snowman we use a a tree topper. We don't do much for Christmas and don't have any traditions.

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  18. "Oh, Holy Night" is one of our favorites, too. Once again, all of your answers resonate with us. :)

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  19. That is a beautiful ornament, Annie. What a sweet gift to commemorate you, your husband, and Velvet.

    I love the Fa-la-la kitty. So cute! You always have such cool kitty images. :)

    Have a blessed weekend and a very Merry Christmas!

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