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Tue Dec 25, 2018, 06:20 PM

 

No drama this Christmas! 1st time in 44 yrs!!! We moved. Away! Best Christmas ever!

No fake family get-together. Nothing fake. Just a simple walk on the beach and a great meal ALL BY OURSELVES!!!! Merry Christmas to all of you!

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Reply No drama this Christmas! 1st time in 44 yrs!!! We moved. Away! Best Christmas ever! (Original post)
Kajun Gal Dec 2018 OP
Crutchez_CuiBono Dec 2018 #1
NJCher Dec 2018 #2
Kajun Gal Dec 2018 #4
Sherman A1 Dec 2018 #3
we can do it Dec 2018 #5
Kajun Gal Dec 2018 #15
firstwife Dec 2018 #6
Honeycombe8 Dec 2018 #7
allgood33 Dec 2018 #8
Demsrule86 Dec 2018 #16
True Blue American Dec 2018 #19
Demsrule86 Dec 2018 #27
Raine Dec 2018 #17
sarcasmo Dec 2018 #9
UpInArms Dec 2018 #10
Wellstone ruled Dec 2018 #11
AllaN01Bear Dec 2018 #12
True Blue American Dec 2018 #20
paleotn Dec 2018 #13
DownriverDem Dec 2018 #14
AllaN01Bear Dec 2018 #28
kimbutgar Dec 2018 #18
mithnanthy Dec 2018 #21
SunSeeker Dec 2018 #22
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2018 #23
Drahthaardogs Dec 2018 #24
littlemissmartypants Dec 2018 #25
onlyadream Dec 2018 #26

Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 06:22 PM

1. There you go!

Merry Christmas to you too.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 06:26 PM

2. that sounds great

This afternoon as a neighbor packed up his car with gifts, grousing all the way, I explained, "This is why you move 1500 miles from your family."

Of course, you do have to put in some time on the phone, but it's way better than the fake family get-togethers.

Merry Christmas to you, too, Kajun Gal.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 06:44 PM

4. The only thing we bought was our freedom and happiness! And yeh, presents for the

 

family...mom, grandkids, and children...gave them out a week or so ago and told them at that time we have moved. It was/is good!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 06:40 PM

3. +1

sounds great!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 06:50 PM

5. Wow, similar situation here in Rehoboth Beach.

Cheers!

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Response to we can do it (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 09:25 PM

15. Cheers to you, too!

 

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 07:11 PM

6. As it should be!

Merry Christmas to you!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 07:40 PM

7. Beach? On the Gulf of Mexico?

Gotta ask, since you're Cajun.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 07:44 PM

8. Yep! Trump has made it so that families don't even want to be together.

 

Everyone in my family is feeling the pain. Worst Christmas ever in my family.

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Response to allgood33 (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 09:46 PM

16. I get it...that some have family disputes but I love my family and would be

heartbroken if I couldn't see them...spent Christmas eve with the kids, big dinner presents, bells ( I play) , church. Call my brothers and sisters...going to rent a house in North Carolina for a family get together in July. We do it every year. One of my brothers is a Libertarian. We don't discuss politics...unless we want a good rousing discussion ( which we enjoy from time to time).

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 12:44 PM

19. Same here.

I had a wonderful Christmas Day with my family. I would not miss it for the world.

Presents, nothing takes the place of your family.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 08:08 PM

27. I absolutely agree.

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Response to allgood33 (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 02:38 AM

17. Sure Trump is divisive but it's the families own

choice when they ALLOW Trump to split them, he didn't "make" them.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 07:48 PM

9. Same. Moving away is the best. Stuffed pork chops for two and no nonsense.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 07:55 PM

10. Merry Christmas!

No drama is the very best!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 07:57 PM

11. First time in 56 years for us.

 

Best Holiday ever. Of course we cooked for a tribe,but,nothing wrong with left overs.

Think this is going to be the new Holiday program.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 08:13 PM

12. our family hosts wont allow discussing of politics , period

1 thanksgiving we had a visitor who kept saying aloud " at least i get to keep my insurance plan" over and over again. suddenly the male host said out loud and in a firm voice ,"so and so, no political nonsense . good on him.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 12:47 PM

20. My Son has the big

Thanksgiving Dinner. Once he yelled,No Politics! I have not heard the subject,ever again at Family get togethers.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 08:35 PM

13. I hear you...

We use to split our holidays...Thanksgiving with family and Christmas just for us, visa versa every other year. Then we moved over 1000 miles away. Politics has really split our family in recent years anyway, so we're not missing much. Just peace, quiet and a little snow this Christmas. Glad you guys enjoyed yourselves. Merry Christmas to you too.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 09:14 PM

14. Nice

As life has moved on so has the our ways, ideas and how we fit in. Definitions of families has also expanded. More and more adults are single. How we celebrate has also expanded. My mother taught me many things. One of which has stuck with me. "You can be closer to your friends than your relatives." Enjoy!

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 09:42 AM

28. this is so true . one can be closer to the cousins than the main fam.

mine is scattered . i dont drive and there isnt transport out of the county where i live and or it is very expensive .

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:58 AM

18. At Thanksgiving and yesterday everyone hates the orange maggot so we bashed him a lot

Yesterday, in our local paper the letters to the editor all criticized the pResident as a liar, cheat, and Russian aSSet and unchristian.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 01:20 PM

21. Best decision we've made...

We moved to Florida 30 years ago and created a wonderful life without the stress of difficult families to deal with. They try to push their religious beliefs on us constantly and they're very envious of us. We don't have children, only our 3 cats. We celebrated Christmas by throwing colored tissue paper on the floors and chasing them around the house. Great fun for them and us. A nice quiet holiday. Peace is a wonderful feeling.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 02:13 PM

22. Did the same thing after 15 years of ugly xmas with right wing in-laws.

About 3 years ago we finally said we're not coming anymore.

We now enjoy Christmas instead of dread it. It's wonderful!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 02:46 PM

23. It's my opinion that people make a huge mistake in thinking

they always have to spend holidays with family. Even if everyone does get along and everyone has pretty much the same political opinions.

A couple of reasons for my thinking. One is that a young couple/new family sets up a bad dynamic by never doing any holidays for themselves. Eventually the older generation will be gone, or maybe they'll relocate for job reasons and need to rethink travel.

Another is that the weather is often crappy at Christmas and Thanksgiving. I was an airline ticket agent for ten years and only once was the weather good on both ends of Thanksgiving. Every other year if we didn't get nailed on the day before, we knew we'd get nailed on the return part. I absolutely won't fly during the holiday season. Plus, from where I live to where I want to go, driving makes more sense.

I think it's the way so many people feel obligated to spend holidays with family members, even ones they really don't like, that is the true culprit.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 02:55 PM

24. Holidays Holy Days

The 12 days of Christmas are all holy days. Including the epiphany and St. Sylvester and St. Steven's day.

Fake Christains don't know this shit.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 03:02 PM

25. Lovely.

I had a long winter's nap alone. My perfect Christmas. So glad you enjoyed yours this year.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 05:05 PM

26. Lucky you!

Hubby and I estranged ourselves from his (verbally) abusive brother and hothead wife. Life was great, but on Xmas eve we were ambushed as they came over for a "surprise" visit. I high tailed it out to the car before they saw me (out the back). My MIL claims she didn't know they were coming (despite her running to the car telling me that I need to get over it).


Moving far far away is looking REAL good.

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