Another Christmas has come and gone, but it was fun and a blessing. By my count there was 17-people here for Christmas morning, and the children seemed to have enjoyed it. I did. Our tradition is to let the youngest one open all their presents and we continue on by age. So, I am last and that ends that stage of the morning. This everyone gets to watch what that one person gets.
Holiday Greetings to all: Are you insane yet, here in Moose Pass we are growing close to it. Only 5 more days. It find it odd that on Dec 26th the season is suddenly brought to a halt- Black Day specials are all that's left and we begin taking decorations down. Still, we've had another 3-4 inches of beautiful snow.
Special UFO Report:
Recently, the news sites have been filled with news about the 2006-2011 Government UFO investigation. Still, $22 million doesn't seem like a lot for a 5 year program. This new one comes under a much longer name, and I prefer the older investigation of the 1950's - 1960's, called "Project Blue Book". One of the key investigators in this former investigation was a retired USAF pilot, who had an encounter while flying a military aircraft.
Wow, only 10-days to Christmas. Time is simply racing by and our rain continues here in Moose Pass, but still hoping for a good heavy snow before Christmas. I've never had a green Christmas in Alaska, but tales of grass popping up in Barrow (Still trying to remember how to spell the new Inupiat name it is now going by), but the grass is mixing with the tundra. This has the locals really wondering of what might lay-ahead.
Rain! Yes, Alaska seems to be under a deluge across the state. Ice is making it hard to get around for cars and on foot. For years now Mona and I wear foot chain to help us from falling, plus a gripper on the bottom of my cane. Falling is a real drag. I think I told you all, that last year I fell and very quickly my long hair got stuck in the ice and I was unable to get up. I remained that way for 10-15 minutes, until Mona came out and found me on the ice...I felt so stupid.
A very good afternoon to all of you for semi-glorious day. I add a "semi" to this because we've had some strange weather for December. Weather temperatures have climbed to near freezing, running between 25- 32 above zero and lots of rain. Lots of ice on the ground, making the driveway a treacherous endeavor in both directions. Mona and Susan went into Seward to buy some sand, to add a layer here and there of the gritty stuff. Most of our snow is missing, but this has happened before.
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