December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

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Corn Country Merry Christmas

I do apologize for being absent for long. Life got in the way.

First and most important:


Ok, that is not politically correct. It is supposed to be Happy Holidays or some such nonsense as that. Like it or not, we are celebrating the fact that Jesus was born. I will NOT take our Lord out of the holiday! Ok, ‘nuff said.

What is this holiday all about? To answer that, let’s look at what it is not. We’ll start with insurance companies. It must have something to do with the new cars for next year. This is quite obvious to anyone that has been on the road this season. A driver pulls alongside another to assess the possibilities. Once a good candidate is found then a rear end accident is arranged, thus a new car is in the offing.

For those not interested in testing their insurance policies, there is the great mall invasion. These are the folks that believe they show true friendship and love by proving they really can over-max a credit card.

Our last group is the thrifty, yet dangerous bargain hunter. These folks jam the parking lots of K ame A part, otherwise known as Kmart and also the concrete bumper car zone of Wal-Mart. Once their SUV’s are crammed into a motorcycle sized parking place, they march like a company of Army ants. Their goal is to get, at any cost, a five-dollar watch that should last at least two weeks into the New Year. As soon as they have all their junk, er, merchandise, stuffed into their vehicle, they join the mad frenzy and road rage maniacs in the dizzying rush home. After their arrival, they throw cheap paper around each item and throw it under the fake tree. Oh, they also take off the price tags to pretend the items were purchased at a more expensive store. Right!

That is not Christmas!!!

Christmas is love of self and everyone. It is the desire for peace and harmony. It is, simply, what Jesus taught. With that in mind…

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and to all, love from us to you.



  1. And the best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year. Great post.

    Comment by Ginger — December 22, 2009 @ 10:02 pm | Reply

  2. Ron, I think Christmas and the holidays just became too commercial. This year my family picked names out of a hat because we figured, not only because of the economy, but because we each give gifts throughout the year that Christmas is mainly being and enjoying the family, period. We’ll eat, laugh, play games, open up gifts, and be thankful we have each other for one more year.

    Comment by Lea Schizas — December 22, 2009 @ 10:11 pm | Reply

  3. We hit the EASY BUTTON this year and will focus on being thankful for all the blessings and good things we’ve experienced this year. Merry Christmas to all and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

    Stephen Tremp

    Comment by Stephen Tremp — December 22, 2009 @ 10:21 pm | Reply

  4. Very true on the Christmas season. You forgot to mention that people are rude, (thank God not all people are rude though,)and the store clerks give the impression that you are a bother to their otherwise normal work day. People leave their shopping carts in the middle of the isle, while they visit with someone, either on the phone or in person. I would say excuse me, but most never replied back. They just give “the look.” Then there are the commercials telling me what I have to have to have a wonderful Christmas. And they are so nice to say that if you don’t have the money you can charge it. With those views in mind, maybe that is why they want to call it X-mas. Remove the reason for the day so we can all act like maniacs and have a wonderful stress filled holiday with payments for the entire next year. But hey, we will have a new car to drive!

    Merry Christmas to one and all.

    Comment by Terre — December 22, 2009 @ 11:20 pm | Reply

  5. Merry Christmas, Ron.

    May the Lord richly bless you and your loved ones at Christmastime and throughout the coming year.

    Comment by Lillie Ammann — December 23, 2009 @ 12:02 am | Reply

  6. Great post Ron. Merry CHRISTmas!

    Comment by Susanne Drazic — December 23, 2009 @ 5:16 am | Reply

  7. The true meaning of Christmas is still within our grasp, and like any good gift we only need to reach out for it. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. I enjoyed reading your thoughts.

    Comment by Joe Prentis — December 23, 2009 @ 6:29 am | Reply

  8. Amen to this post, Ron Twain! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Hope your Christmas is a safe, warm one…and a BLESSED NEW YEAR to you.

    Comment by Carol — December 23, 2009 @ 7:40 am | Reply

  9. Great post, Ron!! So often the true meaning of the holiday is forgotten in the rush and packaging.

    Comment by Joyce A. Anthony — December 23, 2009 @ 9:51 am | Reply

  10. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Ron!

    Comment by Joyce Scarbrough — December 23, 2009 @ 11:02 am | Reply

  11. Hi Ron,
    You have just about taken the words out of my mouth. I thought only in Australia did we have this shopping maddened frenzy, obviously a world wide phenomenon.

    All the best for the festive season to you and your family.


    Comment by Margaret Tanner — December 23, 2009 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

  12. Wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it, and have a very Merry Christmas and all blessings in the New Year.

    Comment by Maryann Miller — December 24, 2009 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

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