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    Let The Games Begin . . .

    Sunday November 29, 2015 officially started our Christmas season.

    Four couples kicked off the season at Irene Ganger’s home in Mill ridge Village.

    Janice and Larry Sarver, Dianna and Larry Beck, Debbie and Ron Baker, and of course the Godfrey’s.

    Irene prepared a delicious pork roast, and everyone brought a side dish to complete the meal. Slaw and broccoli salad twice baked potatoes, green bean casserole, fried apples, and homemade dinner rolls. The festive meal culminated with pecan tarts and caramel ice cream.

    We talked about everything from personal bloopers to friends with illness. We all agreed that we’ve been more than blessed, with God’s grace and love.

    When the stories started to roll out, we laughed and laughed until you just about came to tears. Ron and Debbie Baker was the new couple added to the special group, and they both fit right in. From story telling to bad jokes, we covered it all.

    After dinner, we cleared the dinning room table and played one of our favorite card games, “Four”. The game usually ends when someone reaches the score of 500. We started with a score of 250, until one of our players counted 245 in one hand.

    Newbie, Ron Baker and Irene Ganger won the two games we played, and that’s when the story telling started.

    It was a great evening.

    Reminiscent, of the old days, when friends actually visited with each other. Playing a game that you didn’t have to have Wi Fi, and actually talking to each other, instead of texting.

    When I thought about the entire five hours, it brought back so many memories we’ve shared with the group of Christian friends.

    As Ginger always says, “Carpe Diem”. Seize the Day”.

    As the Christmas season begins, stop and give thanks to your heavenly Father, enjoy your family and friends and remind them that Christmas isn’t just a holiday, it’s the birth of Jesus who was borne to bear our sins, to give us all Eternal life.

    This week’s bottom line: I cannot even imagine where I would be todays were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it; friends make life a lot more fun.
    Charles R. Swindoll

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