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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

For FoxyLady

FoxyLady, in the comments section of my previous post about today's header image, asked if I'd made it or actually found it.  I found it online!  Same with this one.  I had done a search for "vintage" or "retro" "Christmas images" and came up with some GREAT ones! Who KNEW Santa was a smoker!  ;)


  1. to bad you can't find a secret Santa-for real!merry Christmas

  2. Ha ha! That's no joke, Judy! ;) Happy, happy Christmas to you and your family!

  3. I guess that"Lets eat gram ma is for me,huh"?

  4. I will be darned. foxy lady :)

  5. I'm just catching up on your posts, having been out of town and out of computer access for the past week. Gosh, I keep wondering WHEN you are going to catch a break! Worst comes to worst, I think I know of a little 12 x 16 place in your neck of the woods where you could crash for free, assuming Papa Pea could get the propane part running for you (and some insulation in the upstairs)! Sending you my best hopes/thoughts/money dances. :(


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