Not Home for Christmas

Magicman

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Everyone wants to be Home for Christmas and there is even a Christmas Song about it, but the fact is that everyone is not able to be home with their families for Christmas. There are family members and even OT members that are not where they would really like to be today.

We have a Grandson that is working on a oil well drilling rig in West Texas, and a Granddaughter who is with her truck driving husband. They are presently at a Love Truck Stop in Richmond Indiana. So I send a Merry Christmas to those who are not with us in person but "only in our dreams", hearts, and memories.
 
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family members and even OT members that are not where they would really like to be today.
Yeah. Me.
My wife & I would like to be at our place in the mountains having a White Christmas.
We got to do it one year and it was wonderful- great food, great company, quiet, able to watch the movies we wanted, (no wrestling or old game shows at ear-splitting volumes) no weird non-traditional foods, no chauffeuring around un-grateful relatives, etc, etc, etc.
I know that sounds pretty humbug, but after serving them 5-7 days a week for the last 3+ years, it would be nice to have a break. It is really beginning to stress us.
(and our marriage)

OK, rant off, thanks for letting me vent. :eek:

Merry Christmas everyone!
 

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We have a Grandson that is working on a oil well drilling rig in West Texas, and a Granddaughter who is with her truck driving husband. They are presently at a Love Truck Stop in Richmond Indiana.
It is a small world. That Loves truck stop is 10 minutes from my house. I drive by it twice a day, to and from work.

Merry Christmas everyone!
 

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After the family left our house on Christmas Day, my DW of 53 years said " next year we are going to be on a cruise cause this wears me out "
 

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and a Granddaughter who is with her truck driving husband. They are presently at a Love Truck Stop in Richmond Indiana.
Since then they have been to North Carolina, back through WV & Ohio, back to Indiana, and are now headed toward PA. They are scheduled to be back home on the 4th. So much of our economy is dependent on truckers delivering the stuff that keeps our lives going.
 

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Magic - - I didn't catch this thread until now.

We have 27 year old identical twin daughters. No grandkids. One is in Philadelphia, the other Santa Cruz, California.

They can't get much further apart from each other in the US, and both locations are a long ways from mom and dad in upstate New York. Thankfully, they both have great in-laws.

We had the California kids for Thanksgiving, they made a stop in Philly en-route.

We had the Philly kids for Christmas.

The relationship with twins is often real tight, and our daughters are VERY tight.

We also have an aspiring MD in our 21 year old son. His school and work schedule make his time home sketchy.

It is tough in our modern day for the "old-style" holiday at home, wherever "home" is.

Your first post here stuck a chord with me....
 
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