Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Greetings!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

My mother was an artist… She used many mediums to create her works over the years.  They ranged from oil paint to watercolors, weaving and collage.  This ink print of the Nativity Scene came from a wood block she carved.  It reminds us of the true reason and meaning of Christmas. 

And…what would Christmas be without Santa Claus and children! 
They look a little apprehensive, don’t you think? 
This photo is of Laurie and her sister Bonnie from 1954.


This photo helps to explain one of the reasons that we’re enjoying Christmas even more than ever!  This was our home in Mt. Prospect Illinois after yet another snow storm… Our ‘little boy’, David II was there to help us shovel.  The problem with snow in Chicago is that while it’s pretty right after the storm, with time it turns ugly gray or black and it’s so darn cold that it feels like it will never melt!

This is our home in East Tennessee in January 2014.  Yes…there is a lot of snow!  Actually, in the 5 winters we’d experienced in Tennessee, this snowfall totaling 9 inches in all was the most snow we’d seen since leaving the frozen north… The difference is that all of this snow was completely gone 2 days after it arrived!!

We hope that everyone has a mild winter, a blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Love to All!

Big Daddy Dave, Laurie and JD 


  1. I was just in Mt. Prospect area yesterday, no snow there then. :-)
    May get flurries later today, though.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, BDD!!!

  2. Enjoyed the photos - see you tomorrow

  3. Your mother was very talented. Merry Christmas to you and Laurie and your family.

  4. Dear David I whish you a really merry christmas with Laurie and your family!