Christmas In California

christmas-in-californiaWe received some great gifts when we got married thirty years ago. Most are long gone. Some were quickly spent. At least one gift lives on.

Bob and Terry were our friends from Buffalo. They gave us the artwork that hangs today over the Christmas tree. It’s called “Christmas in California.”

In Hamden it hung prominently above the fireplace. Here in SoCal it’s in the loft, our family meeting space.

It represented a goal… or maybe a fantasy. This year it’s come true. We spend our first Christmas in California tomorrow.

I miss wearing my red hat and tracking Santa on TV. I miss working so others could have this holiday at home with their families. I don’t miss winter.

Christmas in California is just as the picture shows.

We’ll be spending this evening with our cousins, then living the tradition of a movie and Chinese food tomorrow.

Have a great holiday. I hope you get everything you want.

7 thoughts on “Christmas In California”

  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Geoff. Miss you and I haven’t stop thinking about you when I see you on FB once in a while. Hi, from Connecticut!

  2. Happy Holidays, Geoff. I used to love watching you on Christmas Eve because you were just as excited about tracking Santa as the kids were trying to figure his location at that time and if they would be able to stay awake when he got to our house. 🙂

  3. You, I and tons of other ‘members of the tribe’ will be doing our usual movie and Chinese food gig tomorrow. The Chinese Restaurant Association thanks us every year! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family! It’s been fun following along with your move to California and I look forward to more stories in the coming years.

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