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Friday, December 28, 2007

And it went swimmingly.

I won't bore you with the details of my Christmas, except to say this:

--On the 4 hour trip to my in-laws with my mother in the car, we chatted happily the whole way down.
--The entire day of the 25th, my mother-in-law's house was packed with happily shouting kids, and a slew of very different people.
--We seated 13 for Christmas Dinner.
--Palestinian Muslim, 3-days-a-week churchgoing Baptist, backsliders, pagans, agnostics, athiests, conservatives, liberals, militant tee-totalers and two-fisted drinkers and others happily broke bread together, chatting all the while.
--Most of the throng was there for 2 days.
--Driving my mom back up, we enjoyed our talk the whole way back.

Not one cross word among adults. No tension.

Oh, and I found out that my brother in-law bakes a fanTAStic buttermilk pie.

Call it a win all around.

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At Friday, December 28, 2007 4:33:00 AM, Blogger Hammer said...

If there can peace with a mix like that then there is hope for this world yet.

At Friday, December 28, 2007 7:03:00 AM, Blogger Heather said...

OK, I vote for your family to run the country. Hell, in fact, I vote the world!

Found your site through Thanks for the read!

At Friday, December 28, 2007 7:48:00 AM, Blogger JD said...

It is nice to hear proof that if we are all reasonable we can all get along. . . .

Glad to hear you had a good Christmas!

At Friday, December 28, 2007 9:31:00 AM, Anonymous Gabby said...

Just finding someone that knows how to construct a buttermilk pie was a Christmas blessing!

At Friday, December 28, 2007 2:36:00 PM, Anonymous LabRat said...

Buttermilk pie?

I find these ideas intriguing and wish to learn more.

At Friday, December 28, 2007 6:37:00 PM, Blogger Christina LMT said...

Hooray for you and your family!

Sounds like a very fine time was had by all.

At Friday, December 28, 2007 7:14:00 PM, Anonymous Stingray said...

I agree with LabRat, surprise surprise. This pie is at the very least worth a test drive. Trade you my recipie for *suffles through the pile* Beer, Beef & Cheese stew?

At Friday, December 28, 2007 9:19:00 PM, Blogger X-Ray Geek said...

I'm jealous!! This was/is the first Christmas that I've got the lovely family tension! Someone spread baby rumors to Grandma, two fisted drinkers fighting with the sober ones, call ins for work, and I get to do it all again tomorrow!!!dd

At Saturday, December 29, 2007 7:18:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

That is nice to hear! As others have said, we really CAN all get along... Now if I could just get my family to calm down.

At Saturday, December 29, 2007 11:27:00 PM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

A good buttermilk pie alone is worth 8 hours of driving. Glad you'n'yours had such a lovely time. Happy new year!


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