I realize that the holiday season is not a happy time everywhere in the world this year. Perhaps it rarely is happy everywhere.
Yet, I want to use this post to send holiday greetings to the many followers of my blog around the world. It has been a surprise and a delight to me that readers in other countries enjoy my blog. I cannot discern which blogs appeal to particular nationalities, but the popularity among countries fluctuates. It pleases me to see that at least some of my blogs have a universal appeal.
|"Christmas Guests," 12-13-2012 in blog archives|
As past blogs have indicated, remodeling has kept us from putting up a tree this year. (See "Collections and Creations," 12-4-2014 to read about our Angels and Ancestors Tree at the Vernon Filley Art Museum during the 2014 holidays.)
|"Isaac & the Wizard of Oz," 12-15-2011 blog archives|
|Our red & gold tree in 2011|
|Our Wizard of Oz tree with dolls I made|
After we began the collections for the Angels and Ancestors Tree, the gold and red ornaments were ignored for a few holidays. In 2011, we decided to display our collection of red and gold ornaments and other decorations. It was fun to remove each one from the box and revive the memories. (You may visit my Christmas blog "Happy Holidays," at 12-12-13 in the archives, which shares images from Isaac's era.)
Last week's blog, "Flour Mills on the Prairie," 12-18-2014, shares my Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz dolls I made one Christmas. Obviously we enjoy decorating and entertaining during the holidays, and the Wizard of Oz tree is always fun.
For us, the holidays are about family and friends. We look forward to cards from those who live far away, and we love seeing friends and family nearby, especially sharing the food and spirits of the season. To all of you who follow my blog, "Thank you!" I hope you have become fond of the old Prairie Bachelor, Isaac B. Werner, and I also hope the New Year brings me time to turn my attention back to Isaac in order to find a publisher for the neglected manuscript. Happy Holidays!