Monday, December 22, 2008

The Monday Before Christmas

Another take on Bill, John, Dima, Glenn and Don
  • Glenn's wife, Lolly, wrote this comment on an older blog post. I am reprinting it here so no one misses it: " I just want to thank everyone for the love and support and prayers you have given Glenn and our family. You are all very special people to Glenn. Just knowing you were there for Glenn was enough. It has been a long, hard road for him, but I know that 2009 will be his year!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't thank you enough for loving Glenn just like I do. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas,You guys rock!!!!!! Love to everyone, Lolly"

  • Dima reported that when Timmy Kramer came to Sam's this morning, he seemed very confused. Tim has been recovering from a stroke. Dima called Tim's wife, and he was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Please keep him and his family in your prayers this Christmas.

  • Laura came in with a dental appointment on her agenda. Bill W. asked if her appointment was at "tooth-hurty" ( 2:30). This joke went over everyone's head as Laura said her appointment was at 3:30. Hope it all went well.
  • Katelyn arrived home for the holidays, yeah! I wonder if I will force her to watch the corny holiday movies with me shown on the Lifetime or Hallmark channels. I know they all have happy endings and are very predictable, but they are the perfect backdrop to all of the holiday preparations. I would need a support group to end my addiction, except I think they stop showing them come the new year. (My family will be grateful).

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Very Merry Sam's Christmas

The stockings were hung by the ceiling with care,
In hope that St. Nick soon would be there.

Visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.

Bill, Jack and Don

Bon voyage! Patty opens her gifts as Paul laughs.
We hope you have a great trip to Cancun!
Santa hands out candy canes to Jack and Gladys.

Does my suit make me look fat?

Bill, John, Dima, Glenn and Don. Ho ho ho!

The dolphin balloon (why does Sam's have helium in the back?)

The Fosters tell Santa their wishes.
And to all, a good night!

All She Wants For Christmas is a Card

In the holiday spirit, take 5 minutes of your time and read the story below, then send a card to Hannah. Tell your friends about it, too! Here is a very easy way to make a difference.

LITITZ, Pa. - A Lancaster County girl suffering from a rare, incurable brain tumor is at the center of a widely distributed e-mail that is bringing out the best in many people.

Hannah Garman, 4, lives in Lititz. All she wants for Christmas are cards. An e-mail has been making the rounds, detailing Hannah's situation and asking people to send a card to give her a little holiday joy. Hundreds of people have responded.
Hannah is largely confined to bed and opening cards is one of the few things she can enjoy. If you would like to send Hannah a card, you can send it here:

Hannah Garman
259 North Reading Rd.
Ephrata, Pa. 17522

Hannah's family provided that address to News 8.
You can learn more about Hannah at