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Merry Christmas to all  Peace of Earth

Merry Christmas Happy Holiday to all my family and friends.  Christmas a time for family and friends

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Christmas for me is a time of reflection


 Christmas Christmas

Of Memories Family

There is a saying   

making memories for a lifetime

That was certainly true in my family growing up

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Santa Claus is Christmas when you are just a  kid

The most fond memories were in the 1950s.  Right after WWII, middle class in America was growing but life was simple.

I would spend hours looking at catalogs wishing and a hoping.  Od course had to be good or Santa Claus  would not stop by your home.  Westerns were the most popular movies and TV shows so toy guns were popular, so were electric trains  and for girls not much has changed dolls!  Board games also

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Foley downtown was all one day great day as they had a whole floor just toys and always a huge train set.  Also a day for telling Santa what you wanted.  While we were looking and dreaming, my mother was shopping.


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We would shop at Woolworth 5 &10   for family  My mother would give us some money each and we went shopping

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Growing up, every year my mother had us decorate the Christmas tree,  This was an all evening event.  When very young my sister Beth and I would just gaze at the nativity set and play with the pieces.


My Mother would read to us the Christmas story out of the Bible Luke 2: 1-20

I have a son in America and have wonderful memories of our Christmas together, when he was growing up and with his family. Have many memories as an adult with my sisters, brother, cousins!   I now have 2 small children here in Thailand and making memories for them I hope will be a lifetime of memories for them.  That will be a different article.   Living away from my family in America, often it seems I am the last of my immediate family( my sisters and families, son, and cousins are still living) so I spend time with my memories. A life time of them of Christmas pass.

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Merry Christmas to all! Good will toward all men!


Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Tinker Bell, and  Skipper of  Penguins of Madagascar  have helped me teach english to my kids and entertain me!


I am not a teacher but came up with this several years ago after I bought my first Ipad and started to buy movies and then thought of the cartoons to entertain my kids (little)

  I have a friend on Facebook that is an american teaching in Thailand english to small kids,   I noticed one day on a post he made where he mentioned that he was using cartoons to help the kids “hear” the english.  In my opinion as just a parent, we learn a language at an early age by hearing.  Not from a book as that comes later but just listening.  Most of my Thai friends are shy about speaking english because of their pronunciation.  I met a Thai English teacher teaching other Thais and I could not understand a word she was saying!  She could write and read but could not speak english!  I also know Thais that speak very good english so not putting down people or the education system.  In my opinion it helps to hear english spoken!

Why English Language is important to learn

from wikipedia

It is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states, the most commonly spoken language in theUnited Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand, and a widely spoken language in countries in the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia.[6] It is the third most common native language in the world, after Mandarin and Spanish.[7] It is widely learned as a second language and is an official language of the United Nations, of the European Union, and of many other world and regional international organizations. English is probably the third largest language by number of native speakers, after Mandarin and Spanish.[7] However, when combining native and non-native speakers it is probably the most commonly spoken language in the worldEnglish is spoken by communities on every continent and on oceanic islands in all the major oceans

It has also become by far the most important language of international communication when people who share no native language meet anywhere in the world.  Very often today a conversation in English anywhere in the world may include no native speakers of English at all, even while including speakers from several different countries

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papas bird lovers

Spending the evening with my kids and noticed a shorebird in the yard under a bush.  I live only about mile from the ocean so often see shore birds flying but seems this bird was sick or lost.

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