Traditions Are Essentials In Life!!
Did You Know? - A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past.
Common examples include holidays or impractical but socially meaningful clothes (like lawyers' wigs or military officers' spurs), but the idea has also been applied to social norms such as greetings. Traditions can persist and evolve for thousands of years—the word "tradition" itself derives from the Latin tradere or traderer literally meaning to transmit, to hand over, to give for safekeeping.
While it is commonly assumed that traditions have ancient history, many traditions have been invented on purpose, whether that be political or cultural, over short periods of time. Various academic disciplines also use the word in a variety of ways.
Many of us who are "empty nesters" get together on Christmas Day and celebrate at the local Chinese Restaurant while watching "A Christmas Story". Empty Nester has many definition including kids out of town, kids doing their own things with their families, kids stationed overseas, etc. We celebrate each other!
Here we are!
This was the first Sunday we did this at the Panda Inn so we
(and the management) forgot they had a 11:-2:30 brunch
scheduled... We showed up at 3:00
We escaped the camera for a few minutes
We ran out of high tables so we improvised... worked well!
Bad Mike shows up just in time
The wine begins to flow...
Robin and Bob.... No, the other Bob!
David signals his approval!
David is awaiting the leg scenes!
What is the setting of a Christmas story?
The Orphan Annie radio decoder pin that Ralphie receives is the 1940 "Speedomatic" model, indicating that the movie takes place in December, 1940. Different decoder badges were made each year from 1935-1940. By 1941, the decoders were made of paper.
A magnificent specimen
"Leon... You will strain your eyes!"
Pat was a first-time viewer!
Miss Bunny and Tom joined us for a short visit!
She got Tom all dressed up for the cold winter day!
Leon is waiting for another look at the leg
Greg and Cyndy probably discussing nursing
Terry and Debbie joined us this afternoon!
Hans, Brian, Jan, and Bob make for a perfect day
Talk about cute!
Sam was dared and look what happened?
I'll bet Santa was good to them last night!
Creating great works of art... Alex and Charlie worked for a long time!
Oh No! They stick to my fingers!
Once upon a train long long ago...
It's a long story...
Bob charged up his hat and it was going 90 miles and hour!
A pair to draw to
Oh oh... Amy is surrounded but the guys are still outnumbered!
The million dollar smile!
"Toro Toro.... That's a lot of Bull"
"Mom.... Do you know what time it is"
Time to smile!
Now the room lights up
"The Amy Smile"
Stories are being told and retold
TV Rabbit Ears are deployed! They are carefully listening to the
pronunciation of Fragile!
The giggles be underway....
"Joe, did you dad say that? "
"OK... Compose yourself... Compose... Compose..."
We were so very happy to see her return after a month bout with shingles!
Did You Know? - Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a localized area. Typically the rash occurs in a single stripe either on the left or right of the body or face.
Two to four days before the rash occurs there may be tingling or local pain in the area. Otherwise there are typically few symptoms. The rash usually heals within two to four weeks; however, some people develop ongoing nerve pain which can last for months or years, a condition called postherpetic neuralgia. In those with poor immune function the rash may occur widely.
Smiling and giggling... Back to herself!
She dared Bad Mike to put his tongue on the pole
Mike takes the challenge... Debbie watches on!
Ah... Its the Bunny Suit
Miles of smiles
Great fun while shopping in the 1940's
Enjoying everyone enjoying themselves - Best Christmas present ever!
Iris is ready for her strawberries
Lewin took GREAT care of us this evening!
She learned how to ignore Bob!
"Slurp, gurgle, burp!"
Will explains that shingles are NOT what you put on the roof...
Pat taking in the movie for the second time today!
Margo has seen it but one can always use a refresher!
Beginning to pack up... It's almost 6:30
"I caught the Elf... Now what do I do?
Donna agrees immediately
"Does it hurt Bob?"
"Every time she pulls my ear, I have to smile!"
Mike encourages Donna... Does not take much!
Bob seems a little worried
Looks like Mike may have had soap poisoning also!
Donna is about to bite Mike's ear... We restrained her
We emptied out the place at 6:35
Good night Panda Inn.. See you soon
After Dinner... We went To Mitch's Home To Visit Extended Family
Someone has a new bicycle
Logan does not know what to think about this
Uncle Connor explains how thigs work!
Quote a Hot Rod
Lilly has mastered the bell... We will never get any peace!
Daddy takes it all in
"Oh oh... I see you"
Uncle Connor takes a rest
Becca and Lilly explore the tree