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The Holiday Season

By suggestion...

The holiday season is upon us. You know, Thanksgiving, the solstice, Chanukah, Christmas, and that season that brought us all to Oakland every year, New Year's...

Got plans? Got strong feelings about the season? Tell all!


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Sunshine-daydream1951's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Now Playing - Dupree's Diamond Blues

Fillmore West 1969

Happy Christmas


ps the sales have started


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Joined: Jul 2 2007
Christmas surpise

Went to the village church on Christmas Eve, NOT due to religious spirit or anything, but because Imena is in the village children's theater group, who were performing a play for the 5:00 Christmas Eve family service. Tiny little ancient church was packed full of festive villagers, and the little actors were in a high state of excitement. Imena was playing Mary, which I knew in advance, but luckily knew nothing about her costume. When she first appeared-her brother and I got the giggles really badly, as my ten year old was highly and obviously, momentarily pregnant. She had a balloon under her dress. Play was just wonderful, and got to take a non-pregnant child home again afterwards. Wshew! Villagers found Callan and I somewhat warped that we were amused by pregnant Imena, but doesn't matter-was a lovely evening. We got the giggles again (shame on us) after the play, when the director was introducing the cast. "Marike Ehret, Elena Ehret, Celina Ehret, Jana Ehret, Sonja Ehret, Tobias Ehret, and Imena Heimpold" (village has 2,000 inhabitants, and about 60% are called Ehret, 30% called Rhein, and then is everyone else)
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Samuel Clemens

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Thanks for a great year, folks! Now I've got to get back to what I was doing - gluing my leg lamp back together. It was a major award...


"Only one thing in the world could've dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window"... you guys here at

Joined: Jun 8 2007

2000ish years ago learned......"once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!" Merry Christmas to all. Peace on earth. Goodwill to all!

Joined: Jun 24 2007
OH! And speedy recovery from that surg, IZZ!!!

Hippie Hollydayz One And ALL!! : P

Joined: Jun 24 2007
Hippie Holy Dayz!! Ho ho ho! Tee hee hee! : )

Hippie Holy Dayz!! Ho ho ho! Tee Hee Hee : )
Howdy Folks! I hope that everybody is celebrating the season surrounded by friends and family!!
*BaHHHH HUmbug...*
(sorry 'bout that...alter ego.)

I'm with all of us folks that believe EVERY DAY is a reason to celebrate & Christmas in general is TOTALLY over comercialized!

I like the fact that the birth of Jesus is still celebrated all these years later. BUT..wasn't Jusus born in August?? I love my earth loving *Pagen* family, too. Nice of them to share their winter holiday traditions with US, huh?? The trees inside the home decorated & stuff.

Best wishes to all the Qwanza and Hannukka celebratorz as well!!

See ya'll on the other side!!! ( and some of ya 'round about here and there on occassion before then!!!!

PEACE & LUV be with you alwayz and forever, FAMILY!!

Hippie Hollydayz One And ALL!! : P

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
Merry Christmas to all!

(hey, it's Christmas eve...)

Whatever holidays you celebrate around this time, hope they are truly lovely.

And now, the relatives are starting to arrive at my folks' house and it's a beautiful day here in SoCal, so I'm outta here for now. Back tomorrow!

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Good times all round

Wishing a joyful festive season to all of the family. Its been wonderful knowing you all this past year and has meant more to me than you could know! Here's to the next one ....hic!

Love to you and your loved ones!

Joined: Jul 20 2007
It's Christmas eve....

the shopping is done and the wrapping is finished,the stockings are hung by the chimney with care and now I'm gonna start drinking heavily :) So cheers!! to all my Deadhead friends, I wish you all
A Jerry Christmas & A happy New Weir!! Love & Peace, Gigi

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Joined: May 26 2007

Wow!! coming in late for the cheer, but how fantastic of your friend to be Santa! I'm thrilled you get to see your kids!


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The Holiday Season