December 25th, 2011


Poem for Christmas

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Merry Christmas. We are spending it in Hanover, where we arrived in the afternoon after a very easy drive past grazing cows and geese that don't bother to migrate (the fact that it's above freezing with no hint of snow might have encouraged all the animals to enjoy the sunshine). We stopped at the Utz factory outlet on the way into town to get assorted chips and pretzels on sale for the holidays.

Paul's parents planned to go to the early evening church service, so we ate dinner early -- cheese fondue, both swiss with white wine and cheddar with Guinness, which was utterly delicious -- and watched bits of football, a good day since the Eagles were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention and the Ravens finished an undefeated season at home -- they clinched a playoff spot though for a while it looked like they were going to let Cleveland come back.

After church, Clair and Cinda returned and we had chocolate fondue with cherries, strawberries, bananas, angel food cake, and donut holes and I believe some people are presently watching the Hawaii Bowl. It's more football than can hold my interest but still an improvement over endless repeats of A Christmas Story. Here are a few mostly domestic photos of my Saturday, plus the Utz store:

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