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“I like the PONY, Maarmie!

Growing up, my brother was all about trains while I was all about horses. Wait…actually, I still am all about horses! Anyway, my mum…Marmie as I call her, in her ever amazing creativeness, made Michael and I custom Christmas stockings…needlepoint, velvet backs and all! And, of course, Mikey’s had a train on it and mine had a horse. Actually I think it’s probably just a stick horse, but a horse nonetheless. With a fluffy chestnut mane! And we loooooved our stockings! Marmie even sewed in a zippered edge, so we could “double check” to make sure we got everything out in all the Christmas morning excitement. Yes…we were (are) that bad.

Every Christmas I LOVE, love, LoVe hanging my stocking. Even empty, it’s the most beautiful thing..conjuring up happy, warm, cozy, family-time memories. I remember Marmie & Papa alway trying to sneak in some goodness (like a tangerine) amongst the Almond Roca, bubble-tape, Abba-Zabba’s, new stretchy mittens and little goodness packing that stocking TIGHT! SILLY PARENTS! Christmas morning is for mouthfuls of candy before you’ve even brushed your teeth…followed up by a tummy-gorging dose of Marm’s Cinnamon-Marshmallow Pop-overs! Oh my mouth-watering goodness!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful, joyous holiday season so far…and taking time to appreciate all the truth & goodness this special season has to offer!

Merry Christmas & much love,

Bets

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