Where have all the years gone. Here is a photo from 1985. Santa actually stopped at our house for a visit on Christmas Eve. TJ looks skeptical, Steph is smitten, little Ron is nervous and in his mom’s arms. I remember TJ whispering to me, wondering where Grandpa was. And that’s my sister, Cherie, holding her little guy. I am a little melancholy for the old days at this moment, and certainly do miss many special people who aren’t here to gather with us on the holidays. But I am shaking it off with a thankful heart, and will give my loved ones an extra special hug this Christmas and treasure there presence…..that’s my present to myself for I am fortunate and blessed Hope you have a good Christmas with those you love.