Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Treasured Tradition – Part 6, Personal Touches

See Part 1 for the beginning of this story. In addition to composing beautiful poems and putting them on cards, Jim and Hazel Kistler gave gifts of encouragement by complimenting us and telling us we were special in their lives. … Continue reading

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A Treasured Tradition – Part 5 EXTRA! EXTRA!

See Part 1 for the beginning of this story. Jim and Hazel began sending out their unique Christmas greetings in 1983, which was before we had met them and were written onto their mailing list. Because of the generosity of their … Continue reading

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A Treasured Tradition – Part 4

This is Part 4 in a series of posts sharing the beautiful Christmas greetings and poems our friends have sent us through the years.  Click here for Part 1. The top picture shows our treasure chest with Jim and Hazel’s cards. … Continue reading

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On Fire

There are stories about knights slaying fire breathing dragons.  They usually also involve a castle, a princess and a villain.  In my story there’s a villain called MS and a knight called Mr. Legs (my husband) who solicits a friendly dragon to fire up my … Continue reading

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A Treasured Tradition – Part 3

This is a continuation of sharing the cards and poetry received over many years from our friends Jim and Hazel Kistler.  See Part 1 and Part 2 for the beginning of this story.  Christmas of 1998 brought this card to our … Continue reading

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A Treasured Tradition – Part 2

This is a continuation of sharing the cards and poetry received over many years from our friends Jim and Hazel Kistler.  See Part 1 for the beginning of the story, which will make this post more meaningful.  Nineteen Ninety-five’s (1995) card gave … Continue reading

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A Treasured Tradition – Part 1

Many years back when we were a young family, we met an older couple at church whom we grew to love.  Jim and Hazel Kistler became our good friends. Our love and respect for them grew during the time we had … Continue reading

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Post Holiday Reflections

Our dog Chester has been gone for about three weeks now.  Amidst all the comings and goings of the holidays, his absence has been strange but not overwhelming.  The activity of kids coming and going, relatives visiting from out of … Continue reading

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