Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas With TMW, Warren & Nanc




we've decided to have a festive fireside chat as our gift to you, our friends.

nanc: the year has flown by - do you two feel as though you're chasing your tails? i, for one, think i'll meet up with myself somewhere along the way!


tmw: When I'm doing it on my own strength, I find I've run over myself! Rude little snip! But when I do it G*D's Way, I may go fast or slow, but the only time I see my tail is when it's wagging!


warren: I think that passed myself going in the other direction. I waved and honked but I just ignored myself and pretended not to see who it was.
(stuck up sob!)


i don't know who said this:

I understand, but what's worse is getting your tail stuck in the door, ouch!



tmw: Who's bringing the green bean casserole? And what do you do with it?


i don't know who said this:

I prefer fresh asparagus or Southern style fresh green beans with diced bacon!


warren: No green bean casserole, please! My sister-in-law makes it and everyone spits in the napkin or feeds it to the dog under the table.

It's like that horrible macaroni salad that my nutty aunt used to make. Macaroni, salad dressing and on top she put sliced green bell peppers and cinnamon imperials for Christmas colors.


tmw: Oh, Warren, ugh! The green peppers belong in the salad with Hellman's mayo, onions, hard boiled eggs, salt and pepper! Leave the cinnamon imperials in a ziploc bag for me to take home later! Use sliced olives for the top!


warren But my aunt said that only cinnamon imperials make good holly berries for the green bell pepper wreaths!


tmw: She's teched! You don't eat holly berries! Except on cookies, cupcakes or cakes, all others are poisonous! She can buy regular pimentos and cut them into berries, and why berries with conifer wreaths? She's a little confused...


nanc: i'm bringing the green bean casserole! red hots make the best berries on EVERYTHING - you people...


warren: Speaking of wreaths, what kind of things do you hang in and on your house?

I don't put up anything outside but I always put the Christmas cards we receive on the wall. We have a small tree in the corner with a string of lights.

My goofy neighbors yard looks like a junk yard for Macy's Thanksgiving day parade! They have four or five large inflatable whatcamacallits clumped together gracing their front yard.


nanc: clear lights! we forgot to bring the blue ones from the mountain - i wanted to put a star of david on the roof with them and can now find NONE for that project.

our cards are mostly on nancson's piano, to which he complained...so we just let him.

i relented - AGAIN - and allowed a live set of star pines and we put clear lights and candy canes on it - nancpop says, "NO angels on top PLEASE!" they're nearly four feet tall and will be absolutely beautiful for the years to come.


tmw: I know what you mean! A friend of mine lives in a gated community, and the vast majority of houses have those silly inflatables from Wal-Mart! A few are a little classier, but passing streets full of the blow up Santas, snowglobes and other strange things makes you twitchy!

We have a 2" artificial tree, covered in candy canes, with our presents around it. Not much else, I'm trying to sort and pack! I will be putting up the Nativity that my Mother's Father made for my parents after they got married. He built a stable and a church, The figures for the nativity are from Italy, the church has small lead figures(townspeople) from Germany, a real international flavor, and older than me!


nanc: tmw and i recently had a discussion about tinsel and all it means to us...when my mom wasn't looking i'd sling the entire box of tinsel at the tree! i've NEVER purchased a box of tinsel in all my years - in rebellion you'd say.

do you two have any strange traditions you've let go of or continue to this day?


tmw: I have tinsel in with the ornaments and things I inherited, they are sealed tight, and will remain that way! As historic curiosities only!
Traditions-NO MORE TINSEL!


warren: When I was younger there were a lot of traditions, putting up the tree, making cookies, a rotating family gathering and so forth, but the older family members have passed, I'm down to one elderly aunt and my mother, there isn't any family left on my wife's side so we usually visit my mother on Christmas Eve then return home and vegetate for a day or two.


tmw: Who would you like to spend this Christmas with?

I have to say, since Jesus is in residence, WE would love to spend Christmas with all the blogger community that has built up over this last year! I'd love to sit down with everyone and talk heart-to-heart about hopes, dreams, frustrations, failures and life as it stands! Everyone bring a dish, then settle before a fireplace with spiced cider, etc. and just enjoy each others company!

My family on all sides has ignored us since my parents died, and my late's family don't like Christians, but in the spirit of Yeshua, who said that those who give up family for HIS sake will receive 100-fold in this life! My church and brothers and sisters in the blogger community ARE my family now! They are precious to me and the idea of spending time with them makes my heart full!


nanc: yes, may the Spirit of Yeshua be in all our hearts. it's probably warren's turn to talk, but most people know how difficult it is to get between two women! (no wisecracks, elbro!)

as most of you know, our family is miles and miles away and we've made our family our friends along the way. although, i would love to see our families - i've built relationships here in the www that sustain me at times.

your idea is a most excellent one, tmw - a blogger convention is definitely in order. what would be really fun is to meet up for the first time and not know who's who and try to put avatars and names to actual faces! btw - i'm the one who doesn't look exactly like sophia loren...

you bring the cider and i'll bring the beer!


warren: I would love to do that but I'd have to leave my headsman's axe at home and wear sun glasses so my red glowing eyes wouldn't give me away. Of course my name tag would have to show an assumed name...

I'd love to meet all of our friends face to face, be it Christmas or any other time. I'll bring the guns!


tmw: I have some too, so those without or disinclined to carry onboard a plane may borrow! Traveling across state lines can be a pain too! Check first, and I'm sure Nancpop knows the best places to get refills.
Aviators glasses are a cool and classic statement, Warren!
And if there are any illegals hiding out, we may scare them off the property!


nanc: we, at longrange, want to wish all our loyal friends a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and may your new year be a shining event! you're all in our thoughts and prayers each and every day. all the best to you and your families.

we also hope you've had a good time at this party - remember to travel safely to your next destination and have a designated driver...the management is not responsible for any accidents you have along the way!


tmw: And I'm not serving "hard" cider, just mulled, I might mull some wine too! Bring your own finger food, plus enough to share. Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Let's get together in a "year"!

warren Its passing strange how you can form relationships with people you have never met face to face. You can learn their hopes and fears and share yours, you develop attachments and feel genuine love for them, share their sorrows and lift them up with prayer and an encouraging word.

Christmas is a family time as well as a religious celebration and I consider almost everyone that posts here as part of my extended family, certainly closer than many of my blood relatives.

I wish you, my family, a very heart felt Merry Christmas and the very best in the coming year.

May your burdens be light!

Note: I'll have a post from Christmas past on Christmas Eve morn.
Warren

124 comments:

The Merry Widow said...

Nanc-The 2 "anonymouse" comments were my little asides! Sly, aren't I?

tmw

Brooke said...

Hi everybody! Merry Christmas to us all!

Paaarty! Who wants to play gin?

z said...

Had to laugh at the macaroni salad with sliced bell peppers on it..hilarious..so evocative. And, every family has someone who loves ambrosia, right? Our family, headed by a German husband, enjoys goose and red cabbage, pork roast with dried fruits and mashed potatoes and more trimmings...mmmm wish you all could come!

Merry Christmas to you all....And may 2007 be a safe and good one for us and for America......God be with us all.

Always On Watch Two said...

TMW,
A friend of mine lives in a gated community, and the vast majority of houses have those silly inflatables from Wal-Mart!

There are no inflatables in our neighborhood, but I had to restrain my husband from getting the Santa-on-the-motorcycle one. Boys and their toys!

Warren,
I'm down to one elderly aunt and my mother, there isn't any family left on my wife's side so we usually visit my mother on Christmas Eve then return home and vegetate for a day or two....

Mom left us in 1987, Dad in 1998. But I still have my 90-year-old aunt (not blood kin, but we feel as if she is). So I have only a few cousins and my aunt left now. I find Christmas a sad time, in many ways--too many empty places around the tree. And next year we may have another empty place: the cousin whom I regard as my sister got some bad news from the doctor yesterday. I'll be sending out a prayer request soon about that. We're going to ask for a miracle!

My husband's mother, stricken with Alzheimer's and living in California, doesn't understand much about Christmas now. She's not visiting us for the Christmas season.

I'd love to meet all of our friends face to face, be it Christmas or any other time.

Amen!

Nanc,
i've built relationships here in the www that sustain me at times.

Amen, again! Pretty soon, my www family will be the most of my family.

Sorry to be on this downer. You don't have to publish this comment. I'll say Merry Christmas in my next comment.

Always On Watch Two said...

TMW, Warren, & Nanc,
What a wonderful idea to have this little chat! And I love the graphic too.

May all of you have a blessed Christmas!

Warren said...

My grandmother loved roasted Goose!

One yer she picked an exta fat one and my uncle, who was 18 at the time, took a cup of the goose grese and wiped his faded old jalopy down with it.

Man was he proud of how it shined!

The next morning it was covered with soot from all the coal fired furnaces that people used then.

:^)

Warren said...

Warren needs to use the spuling chaker!

nanc said...

hey brooke and zin! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

aow - all your comments are important to us!

warren? have you been into the cooking sherry again?

wait - let me rephrase that so you'll understand it:

warun? have u bin in two tha kukin shary agin?

Warren said...

I spell better when I drink!

Just ask me when I'm drinking.

Warren said...

AOW, truthfully, I'm happy just to be with my wife.

Christmas Eve, I'll make my visit to my mother as brief as possible. That way she can talk about me.

:^)

The Merry Widow said...

When my Dad was in Greenland, the base a SonderStrom Fjord wasn't as bad a Thule, but...he became the drummer for a trio at the Officer's Club, until someone had the bright idea of recording the nifty trio, and weren't they lucky to have such talent up there! The next day they played the recording, needless to say, my Dad NEVER picked up sticks again! Ever in his life! That was in 1957, he died in 1997, not once!
So Warren, I love you brother, but I think I'll pass!

tmw

Robert Bayn said...

Wishing all a Merry Christmas!

nanc said...

my sister, kim, used to use wesson oil to tan with...

American Crusader said...

Hey Hey...MERRY CHRISTMAS!

"There are some upon this earth of yours," returned the Spirit, "who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all our kith and kin, as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us."

Steve Harkonnen said...

I have a bunch of angry, mewing CATS outside of my door. So since it's Christmas, I'll feed the lil bastages.

z said...

warren, not to get too heavy, but "that way she can talk about me", I hope, doesn't mean what I think it might mean.

If it does, I'm glad you have excellent www friends...I hope I become a new one; we all have busy 'real' lives, but it's touching and uplifting to share with people who have faith and a common bond of loving the heck out of this great country, it's founding fathers, its founding premises, its faith, it's glory.

Merry Christmas, Warren.....I hope I'm real REAL wrong on my interpretation of that line, and I'm sorry to get this heavy.

z

John said...

Merry Christmas.

John said...

Merry Christmas.

John said...

???

nanc said...

john???

where have you been?

Mike's America said...

What was that about gated communities and snow globes?

We don't have any of those ugly things in my gated neighborhood.

I reduced the outdoor wattage to under 1,000 watts this year. But still got carried away inside (have to keep a fire extinguisher handy).

Merry Christmas all.

Elmer's Brother said...

you develop attachments and feel genuine love for them, share their sorrows and lift them up with prayer and an encouraging word.


This is an understatement. I love my blogging friends, we pray for each other, support each other, hold each other accountable...the only difference between my blogging friends and other friends is I haven't seen your face.

nanc said...

hey everybody! it's mike!

he's probably going golfing for christmas...or gardening...or one of my other favorite things - dang! why did we invite him?

zin - i think warren meant that he's a great talking point in his family, but in order to keep him humble - they wait until he's out of the room to talk about him...that's what tmw and i do...he is, after all, a chick magnet...

Warren said...

Don't worry about it Z.

I appreciate your concern but this is normal life for me. My mother likes to manipulate people.

I've been fericly independent since I was an adolesecent and don't manipulate very well.

;^)

Warren said...

Z, you're always welcome here!

Mike, thanks for dropping by and Merry Christmas.

Elmer's Brother said...

I wanted to be in the middle...of the cookie.

Elmer's Brother said...

since it's Christmas it might be more of a turkey sandwich.

nanc said...

evening, warren - how'd i miss elbro? iiiiiiiiii know - he's posting anonymously and those always slide by me...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, ELBRO AND FAMILY! you are one of the best and i say that in all honesty.

nanc said...

turkey? elbro - are you still having leftovers?

Elmer's Brother said...

or a cookie sounds good I'll be the filling.

Thanks nanc...all seriousness aside...I love you guys just as if we were together.

Elmer's Brother said...

uh nanc see the last two comments in relation to this statement..whew..

but most people know how difficult it is to get between two women! (no wisecracks, elbro!)

Warren said...

EB, I agree with Nanc, you're one of the best!

Elmer's Brother said...

(blushing) Thanks Sir Warren..tell me...do you take credit cards..I'm all out of cash.

Warren said...

Mastercard or Visa?

Elmer's Brother said...

Discover or Diners?

Warren said...

Trailmix?

nanc said...

you're bad, elbro...

just so you know warren's looking for ingredients for his almond joys...you're being used elbro...watch out! he wants your trailmix - take the debit card!

z said...

Warren, thanks for the welcome, and I'm glad you handle family things as well as it sounds like you do...good going! Mom's aren't always easy, are they!!

elmer's brother is right...it's funny how attached one can get to email friends...sight unseen. Do you all know I met a guy at Frontpagemag who turned out to live 15 minutes from me, an agnostic Jew...well, we wrote back and forth for quite a while, then we actually met. We were friends for a year before he started reading CS Lewis and a great book called A Severe Mercy which I'd recommended to him and then he started asking more and more questions, etc.... Mike became baptized in our church last February! is that a kick!? He was curious and eager, he's very bright and it must have been meant to be because look what happened! He's met a lovely woman from our church and they're going pretty strong, too! Some Christmas story, huh? And it's true!!

nanc said...

"Happy trailmix to you, until we
meet again.
Happy trailmix to you, keep smilin'
until then.
Who cares about the clouds when
we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the
sunny weather.
Happy trailmix to you, 'till we
meet again.

Some trailmix are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail
that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.

Happy trailmix to you, until we
meet again.
Happy trailmix to you, keep smilin'
until then.
Who cares about the clouds when
we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.

Happy trailmix to you, 'till we
meet again."

say goodnight, gracie.

Warren said...

shhhhh.

Nanc, you don't have to tell him everything.

nanc said...

one more thing before i retire:

"Roy Rogers Riders Club Rules:

1. Be neat and clean.

2. Be courteous and polite.

3. Always obey your parents.

4. Protect the weak and help them.

5. Be brave but never take chances.

6. Study hard and learn all you can.

7. Be kind to animals and take care of them.

8. Eat all your food and never waste any.

9. Love God and go to Sunday school
regularly.

10. Always respect our flag and our country."

okay, now i can sleep soundly...

Elmer's Brother said...

2. Be courteous and polite.


I'm a model citizen.

nanc said...

good! i have one of those down pat.

Warren said...

Good night Gracie.

:^)

Elmer's Brother said...

that's an awesome story Z

Warren said...

Z, that is a great story.

Sorry about the comment moderation. We have a troll that makes Soc look like a piker.

Right now he seems off his meds again.

For a lot of us we reach a point in our lives where we know that something is missing.

For many years I was an agnostic until I reached a point in my life where events were beyond my control. I had some people help my family through a very rough spot without asking or expecting anything in return.

It caused me to re-evaluate my life and beliefs and I realized that I never really was in control.

The control was an illusion.

God is always in control, things happen for a reason and we, in this life, may never know the reason.

I learned to plan for the long range but live for the day. I take each day as it comes and walk by faith.

Its so much easier when you realize that you are never alone.

BTW, If you get a chance, stop by on Christmas Eve morn. I'll have a Christmas story that I think you will enjoy.

I need to sign off for now, the morning comes early and I have a lot to do.

Merry Christmas and good night.

Kathy said...

Dear Warren, Nanc and TMW,and all commenters,
wishing all you guys and your families,a very Merry Christmas.

I've enjoyed reading your blog very much.

You guys have had me in stitches.

God Bless you all!!

cheers Kathy

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Sorry I'm late.

Don't mind the noise out back. That's the dump truck full of Chili Cheese Fritos dropping off some treasure.

The Merry Widow said...

Mr. B.? Chili Cheese Fritos? I'll be right over! It's almost impossible to find those things down here! Probably a good thing for my weight loss! Save some, and when you're president, you can give me those for a bonus!
Looks like everyone showed up after I left!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR, all y'all!

tmw

Always On Watch Two said...

Warren,
I spell better when I drink!

Just ask me when I'm drinking.


My husband says the same thing. ;)

Steve,
At least the cats are outside. Last night I discovered that our ancient cat Sheba had decided to use the tree skirt (unwashable!) as her urinal. It's back to an old sheet for the tree skirt. At least she didn't pee on the presents.

nanc said...

morning everybody - guess what? i get to go to work this morning! yippee...seems someone whose name rhymes with "nancpop" forgot a new hire - guess what? he didn't get paid this week! yippee...you can not not pay people the week before christmas and have them just take it.

so, do you know what i'm going to do? i'm waking the entawr family right now and they're going with me - that's right! and then you know what? we're going to olive garden for lunch - a vendor gave us a gift cert - yippee! i get to go to work today!

i can also make that coal purchase for nancpop's stocking...

Nee said...

Merry Christmas ya`ll

Nee said...

and a happy happy , natch

Warren said...

"i'm waking the entawr family right now and they're going with me -"

Seems fair to me!

Warren said...

Merry Christmas Kathy!

Merry Christmas Bens!

Warren said...

Cuz, Chili Cheese Fritos are about the only thing in the world that gives me instant heartburn.

Have a Merry Christmas!

z said...

WARREN, thanks...stories like yours inspire me....glad you and elmbro liked hearing about my friend Mike.....and, Warren, you're right; secularists think it would be so hard to live by 'the rules'of faith, but when you know the truth, those 'rules' are such a blessing, make life SO much easier and more fulfilling...the walk becomes less a walk and more a float, even in the hardest times.

WOW, must be the season, I'm up on the soapbox...GET ME DOWN FROM HERE, I HAVE THINGS TO DO!!

warren, don't know what you meant in your remark to me about the censor and soc, you mean that posts must be reviewed first?

MERRY CHRISTMAS, to those of you I 'know' here and those I don't. It's a blessing, especially for an LA girl, to know there are still traditional conservatives with great values out there. Well, we have a FEW here, but.....

and HAPPY 2007......God bless all of you and God bless America. z

The Merry Widow said...

Hey Z- It is nice to be able to settle down with a few friends that have shared "values"!
Nanc-Baby oil with iodine was the baste of choice in Fla., a while back!
Merry Christmas all y'all!

tmw

Warren said...

Yes Z, we have to review our posts. We have a stalker that doesn't like our faith or politics.

He's been banned from at least eight web sites, (and counting).

The turkey is on!

Steve Harkonnen said...

"Mr. B.? Chili Cheese Fritos? I'll be right over! It's almost impossible to find those things down here!"

Frito Lay has a huge problem with distribution. We have chili cheese fritos here, but we do NOT have taco flavor doritos in Virginia. The ONLY place I have seen them is in Detroit.

I'd kill for a bottle of faygo redpop and a bag of taco flavor doritos right now.

nanc said...

hope y'all are havinig a good time without me...

just plugging away here at work...

the party in question was supposed to be here at 1100 hours to p/u his check - it's 1130 hours - perhaps he doesn't need the money after all. i had to amend all our weekly reports - inconvenient? oh yeah, sure, you betcha!

MORNIN' EVERYBODY! zin, brooke, elbro, tmw, warren, bensosilly, steve, aow, rob, a.c., and my beamish!

my stomach is starting to grrrrrrrrrowllllllllllll! i thought ALL wal-marts carried chili cheese fritos?

Kelly said...

Nanc, Thanks for the invite,

Brooke, I like to play gin. How good are you?

So, John stopped by eh??? I really wonder if he is doing ok? But it was good he could at least stop by to say Merry Christmas.

The Merry Widow said...

Haven't seen them, Nanc. may have to trek to the super Wal-Mart across the river and through the traffic...nah, I'll wait, I do not want to face the traffic!!!!!!!!!!!
I went to Walgreen's and Publix earlier, only a mile away! But there was 1 idiot in the neighborhood I almost took out! Jerk pulled out of a blind parkinglot into the street without stopping! Then he looks at me like a tree full of owls!
Better go eat, we don't need low blood sugar, I get cranky!

tmw

Fight The Good Fight! said...

Have a blessed Christmas everyone!
I want to play, Gin Rummy!

FTGF!

Warren said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you too, FTGF!

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Steve,

I've recently rediscovered my love of Chili Cheese Fritos. God had these in mind when he designed the human taste bud.

I've seen Taco flavored Doritos here, but I stopped liking them when they discontinued the Taco Bell endorsement. Seems like the formula / taste changed when they did that. Then again not many people know that they're drinking "New Coke" in those Coca-Cola Classic bottles (or Crystal Pepsi in Windex bottles).

I miss Campbell's Pepper Pot soup. You have to smuggle it out of Canada now.

nanc said...

evening everybody!

shopping is not one of my favorite things...so, i didn't...

i did pick out a cd that i already own but cannot find - stevie ray vaughan "the essentials" - i will act surprised on christmas morning...especially after i listen to it twelve or seven times before it has to be wrapped...

look at little sister...

nanc said...

here we go on the pepper pot soup roll again...

nanc said...

beamish? when we go to washington state sometime this year - i'm going to make a special trip into vancouver and see if i can find some for you!

Elmer's Brother said...

t'aint not much better than SRV!

Pride and Joy is one of me favorites.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Pepper Pot soup won the American Revolutionary War. It's a damned national tragedy you gotta go to Canada to get it.

The Merry Widow said...

Mr.B.-Get The Vermont Country Store catalog, they carry pepper-pot soup!
I don't drink coke or pepsi, they've messed with the formulas so that they are unpalatable!

tmw

nanc said...

then we should get beak to get him some!

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

TMW,

Is it Campbell's Peppet Pot or the original Continental Army recipe made with beef tripe and whatever else could be scrounged?

Does the FDA even allow tripe to be sold in America?

nanc said...

beamish?

tripe is the base for menudo - the soon to be national soup...which is very good as long as you don't eat the tripe...

nanc said...

are you still cooking, warren?

Warren said...

I just sat down,

I guess I"ll do the candy tomorrow morning.

nanc said...

then we can attain the sugar blues together! that's when i'm cooking fudge.

we're also having snacks tomorrow after church. our standards. i'm not telling what they are right here and now, but they're good and include NO chili cheese fritos - dayam!

Warren said...

Sugar blues for sure!

Its a good thing my D-I-L cleans up the kitchen. I'm a low mess cook but I hate to do the clean up!

nanc said...

well, your d-i-l is a woman after my own heart - one who apparently cleans up as she goes along!

Elmer's Brother said...

what's a d-i-l?

Warren said...

Daughter-in-law

:^)

sorry EB

Elmer's Brother said...

Sir Warren,

No need to apologize...I can be slow on the uptake...ask nanc

f-i-g

Freedomnow said...

Did you guys catch Bush's speech last night?

He stated that Mr. B hijacked pepper pot soup!

I know it is true because it was Mr. B who originally said, "I'm gonna put a Jihad on you, so you better bring back my soup and pay blood money for my sheep."

Actually, that could have just been a silly movie that I watched, but I'm getting faded here at 2am so MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Merry Widow said...

Mr.B.-It is the Campbell's variety, the Continental Army version varies according to what can be scrounged. That kind you scrounge yourself. and I have occassionally seen tripe, sweetbreads, brains and other assorted "things" for sale!
My Mom used to by kidneys to cook up for our dogs, smelled like a bathroom all over the house! I won't have any of it in the house after smelling kidneys before dinner!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Kathy said...

TMW you are right. Pepsi and coke don't taste the same anymore.

So.... Know what that means? Ya drink more BEER!

Nanc old mate, what is wrong with chilli cheese fritos, dayam!

I love hot chilli ! The hotter the better.( matches my temper says my other half!)

Oh well.. Never said I was perfect!!!

nanc said...

warren - you ought to give her a nickname like "pickles"!

my, but fern is in an extremely seasonally festive mood these days - why - it's almost catching!

nanc said...

elbro - pride and joy is definitely one of my all time faves! i miss srv - he was genius.

nanc said...

p.s. elbro - i keep missing your comments because you sign in anonymously and they don't show in my mail. i'm sorry.

KATHY said...

Which reminds me of a joke Nanc.

What did the unbelieving pickle say..


Stop gherkin my chain!

tee hee...

Kathy said...

And this classic :

What do you call a pickle lullaby?

A cucumber slumber number!!!!
........

Awwwww.. Forget it!
No matter what , I always end up in a pickle!

Warren said...

Merry Christmas Kathy

and a happy cucumber

:^)

nanc said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, KATHY!

somebody already wrapped my srv...

Kelly said...

BTW, It's my birthday today....another 40 something birthday.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I used to run home from school to fix myself some Campbell's Pepper Pot soup. Nobody else in the house would eat it so it became "my" soup.

The Merry Widow said...

Kelly- Happy birthday! Many happy returns!
I will refrain from the monkey refrain.
Kathy-What's wrong with pickles?

tmw

nanc said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KELLY~!!!!!!!

forty something? isn't that the new twenty...??? as john would say?

Warren said...

Cuz said:
"Nobody else in the house would eat it so it became "my" soup."

That's because you licked all the cans!

:^P

Kathy said...

Actually don't mind pickles TMW.
'Specially in a burger.

Just horsin' around. My other half reckons that I'll never grow up!!

The Merry Widow said...

Kathy- You grow up and then you grow old! Ferget it! I don't want too, and you can't make me! LOL!
Ah, pickles; kosher, garlic, gherkins, dill,spears, slices, quarters, whole...
Warren- Bwahahahahahaha!

tmw

nanc said...

there are pickles for every occasion!

nanc said...

...i should know, i've been in a few...don't ask...

Elmer's Brother said...

I have only signed on anon. once and we discussed that...blogger/google isn't consistent...sometimes I can sign in and other times I have to sign in say at Beak's and then come over here or vice versa...

It's like being married to two women I tell ya...


SRV was a genius...I have a collection of his music...

nanc said...

nonetheless - it doesn't show up in my mail as i've marked all anonymous comments as spam and don't know how to undo it!

...married to two women?

what are you complaining about?!?

Elmer's Brother said...

well between the deviled eggs, pickles and whatever TMW is cooking up...I sure do eat good.


It's the turkey sandwiches that wear me out.

The Merry Widow said...

EB- Standing rib roast, smashed 'taters, fresh green beans with diced bacon, potato rolls, gravy, yorkshire pudding(maybe), punkin pie and whipped cream!
My 2 ate all the pickles, I can't keep them in stock! I think they drink the juice too!
Oh, and fruitcake that is sloshing with brandy! That's from my daughter's bestfriend's grandmother! It smells(and tastes) divine!
And candy canes...
Merry Christmas, one and all!

tmw

nanc said...

nancpop likes to take boiled eggs and put them into the claussen kosher pickle juice - i tried to eat one, but thought i'd hurl - separately, they're fine, but pickled eggs - BLECHHHHHHH!

we're having prime rib today...mmmmmmmm...since madze has refused to cut loose with his bleu cheese dressing recipe, i got our fave brand at the grocery store for our salad!

The Merry Widow said...

Tell him to use the pickled beet juice! Much better, and dijon mustard is yummy!
Nanc-We may have to do a raid on MadZ and scalp him, sort of to get that recipe! Dire measures may be required!

tmw

Elmer's Brother said...

just scare him....remind him what it's like to get between two women...works for me!

nanc said...

scaredy cat.

Elmer's Brother said...

"Never trust a woman Dermet" - George Clooney Oh Brother Where Art Thou

Elmer's Brother said...

correction his name was Delmar

Warren said...

EB, that movie was hilarious!

Elmer's Brother said...

It was funny.

I keep telling my wife that I am a bonafide pater familias.

nanc said...

oh, you're bonafide, alright...

nanc said...

p.s. - i loaned that movie to someone and told them they must NEVER return it! george cloonatic - yeeeeesh...

Elmer's Brother said...

I AM BONAFIDE AND I GOT PROSPECTS...I'M A SUITOR...

If I decided not to watch a movie based on an actors politics I'd never watch a movie again...and that wouldn't work very well in my home theater.

nanc said...

oh yeah? well, maybe i just don't like men who are prettier than i!

Elmer's Brother said...

this I doubt very seriously and I'm sorry if I assumed...

nanc said...

ben stein is a fox.

Warren said...

Anybody? Anybody?

LOL

nanc said...

oh, you know he's a hottie!

Elmer's Brother said...

Sir Warren said "anybody..anybody"

he should have said "Beuller?" Beuller?"

nanc said...

i can hear his voice now...