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We were enjoying a classic Christmas movie in front of the fireplace when there was a knock at the front door.  We live in the country on the side of a small mountain in the Callahans with no close neighbors, so we wondered who was out on such a cold, dark night.  We turned the front porch light on to find the FedEx delivery man with a package in his hands.  It was addressed to me.  I thanked him and he left us to drive on up to our neighbors house with a delivery for them.

The package was from Country Curtains (one of my favorite places) and I couldn’t wait to open it.  It was a gift from my precious sister Eunice.  I carefully unpacked it and found the adorable rosebud vases that I had loved so at her house.  Five little glass cylinders on a black wire pedestal.  Hers had been filled with the beautiful red “double knockout roses” from her garden.  I couldn’t wait to see them filled with roses here…but, obviously, I would have to wait.

The next day, the macho logger tree farmer walked in with beautiful pink rosebuds from a local florist…a nice surprise.  I had washed and dried the glass cylinders and they were ready.  I placed them in the kitchen window where I could see them all the time with an “angel” on either side of them.

Thank you, my dear Sis!  I will enjoy them and think of you…

 

Above:  When I was home in the South in October, I fell in love with my sister Eunice’s beautiful roses and adorable rosebud vases.  She has an amazing “green thumb” and a gorgeous “double knockout rose bush” which was loaded with these exquisite red roses. 

Photo below:  my niece Sharon and my sister Eunice.  Sadly, there are just the two of us sisters now as our sister Gerry is spending her first Christmas in Heaven with our parents and our sister Dot.  Oh, how we miss them all.

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