Carnie's Comments


Christmas was all about me when I was a kid. I was the baby of the family. I got spoiled. I enjoyed every minute of it.

When we all grew up, Christmas was about the old people. We made sure our parents and their siblings were happy and having a good time. 

And then, they were gone. Our grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles...they've all passed away.

There were a few years when the Holiday Season was tough on all of us. We missed our old people. Christmas time was a sad time as we struggled with the realization that it would never be the same.

But then, we started adding more children! My nieces and nephews are doing their part to increase the population. I have 8 nieces and nephews and they're having babies. I now have a number of GREAT nieces and nephews.

Christmas is fun again. It's just magical to be around children at Christmas time. They've added so much joy.

On the other hand, I'm now one of the old people! My siblings and me. We're the new, old people.

I suppose we've come full circle. And now I'm struggling with that!

Merry Christmas.


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