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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!"

- Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836


  1. that's one of my favorite Dickens' quotes :)

    I also love:
    I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. [Charles Dickens]

    Merry Christmas!!!!

  2. Hi Erin! Nice to see a post by you. Love your header. Also, love the painting with your Dickens quote...that's by Tasha Tudor, right? I loved her work. Also love Susan Branch's "Christmas from the Heart of the Home."Ohhhh, such a beautiful season. Hate to see it end. Susan

  3. Christmas blessings to you and yours, Erin!

    xoxo laurie

  4. Dickens had the best Christmas quotes. I just bought an old copy of the Pickwick Papers.

    Hope you enjoy your holidays and your break from school.

  5. With three college kids in our house there is a lot of sleeping going on during the Christmas break. Relax and enjoy yours!!

  6. Merry,merry Christmas to you too!!! I see one of my fav's on the right :)Alyssa

  7. Merry Merry Christmas to you, my friend!!! xoxo

  8. p.s. on Sunday....Hi Erin...Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Did you see where Susan Branch stopped by, too? I was so surprised (and thrilled!) We are having a blizzard here. Sitting by a cozy, crackling fire. Take care. Susan

  9. this quote! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, stay safe and enjoy the *snow*... and also thanks for the nice Christmas card. You are so thoughtful...

    xoxo Gert

  10. Merry Christmas Erin......hope things are slowing down for you now and you get some well deserved rest!

  11. Erin, I hope you have been having yourself a wonderful Christmas holiday. You've been so busy with so much lately, that I hope you were able to relax and enjoy yourself with family and friends this season.

    I'm just starting to get back into the swing of visiting all my blog friends after having taken a bit of a Christmas break myself. :-)

    Oh, I wanted to let you know, I still haven't received the Yankee Magazine yet... I was concerned about it because I know you've paid for it already and I wanted to let you know when it got here. I'll post about it on CluckleBees as soon as it arrives.

    May your Christmas holiday being filled with blessings and may you have a wonderful and blessed New Year!


  12. Wishing you a wonderful 2011! Peace, Love, Health and Happiness for the New Year!


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