Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas is a time of miracles

While most of my clan is Ukrainian Orthodox, I am Ukrainian Catholic, and my family has been here for so long that we celebrate Christmas these days with the regular Micks.

I married into a family that was definitely not Mick, so I am almost entitled to celebrate anybody's holiday.

But Christmas is Christmas.

Lorrie Goldstein, over at the Toronto SUN, says Christmas is Christmas, and let's get away from all the obfuscations.

Christmas is also a time of miracles.


I have experienced so many personal miracles in the course of my life that I am very nearly a true believer.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.


JR's Thumbprints said...

Hello there, Ivan. Have a Merry Christmas!

ivan said...

Thank you, J R, and Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.
Frantic family time out this way.
Travel. Relatives. In-laws.
But it's the season!

Josie said...

Ivan, that's beautiful. You have the true Christmas spirit, you merry elf, you. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends, and let's raise a glass to all our blogging friends, who are also very real and lots of fun.

Merry Christmas,

ivan said...

Raise a glass indeed, Josie
I have, for years, been fond of Scotch.
Here'e s Haig & Haig pinch fer ya.
What, ye ne 'a ken Sean Connery?

EA Monroe said...

Merry Christmas, Ivan. I believe.

Erik Ivan James said...

Merry Christmas, Ivan!

Yes, I'm a believer. Got to be, after the life I've lived.

ivan said...

Happy Christmas Day, Josie, and thanks.
My former wife used to call me an elf too, though of late, more of an ork.
Many years ago, when I was in a "Welcome Back Cotter" situation, I would tell the Sweat Hogs that Santa exists. He certainly existed for me at the time when I'd come to work in my shiny black Buick, magnificent failure who'd stumbled into a trip to Nassau and a cool oldfashioned million.
One should fail more often?

Santa, I love you, you old jolly kraut.
And I love all the blogging friends.
Happy Christmas night.


ivan said...

Rick Nelson:
"I believe, pretty baby"

We're all going steady, at least in this space.

Happy Christmas.

Done with all that travellin' yet?

Over here, I'm road-weary, but happy.
Even the evil older sister put on this scrumptious dinner.
And the redneck brother-in-law didn't bring his gun for to shoot all the ducks in my millpond. LOL.


ivan said...

Erik, you scamp!
What lady blogger used that term?
It is somehow so a'propos.
Thank you for the greeting, and, from another man who'd lost his asbestos suit on his own searning passage through the hot place,welcome home.
Santa exists!

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