Moneys been tight this year, the worse income for me in ten + yrs. My boys are now 16 and 18. I was depressed yesterday about not being able to "load the tree" with gifts like usual. The last 2 days have been so very enjoyable because of the family and friends that I have surrounded myself with. We/I have had the time of our lives with laughter and friendship, and mixed with good food and drink, That has been the best present ever. My kids expressed there happiness to me also, and thanked me more than once for the gifts I was able to get for them. I did get a gift from my computer geek son of more memory for the old pc( I thought it was plenty fast) and a really nice book "Peace , Love, and Barbecue" by Mike Mills. It covers the history of Barbecue and a ton of great recipes, and info about many of the old time, and current BBQ places all over the country. It looks like it will be a great read.
Merry Christmas to all my new friends here, and a fun and safe New Years to all.