Wednesday, December 16, 2015


A group of us went to the church on Wednesday evening for a  Thanksgiving dinner, On Thanksgiving I had two couples at the house for hors d'oeuvres. I had fun making a vegetable turkey platter and a cheese and meat turkey I found pictures for on facebook.

We got a new barbecue grill  and Larry had fun putting it together.
Then he worked on decorating the house.

The first weekend in December is Light up Clermont.  Saturday there was a good parade with
lots of dance groups, baton schools,
high school bands,
and of course Mr and Mrs. Claus.
That afternoon there was a service of Lessons and Carols by the Montverde Academy Music conservatory at the Clermont  arts center.
The choirs performed beautifully and Ben Gulley, an American operatic tenor performed with them. It was a great way to begin the Christmas season.

 The library in Clermont had instrumental programs last Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday was three flutes that played lots of Christmas music and Thursday was Lori Jean Smith who is a very talented violinist. We enjoyed her enough to buy her CD.
 Saturday evening our Boomer Sunday school class had a Christmas party.  We had lots of good food with a lasagna, salad, bread and desserts.
 We all brought a white elephant gift creatively wrapped. We had fun opening and "stealing" them from each other.
The funniest gift was the dog crate that housed a nice stuffed puppy.
 Sunday was our HOA Christmas party. Ham and turkey was provided and we brought all the trimmings. All the food that was left over was given to the fire company when they arrived.
 I took a broccoli Christmas tree decorated with little tomatoes and a yellow pepper star.
 We all donated an unwrapped gift for a child.
 The fire truck came and we passed all the gifts to them and loaded the truck. The toys go to the children in Lake County that are in need.
 Going to see the music and light show at the Citrus Tower is a tradition we enjoy. This year they even had snow for the children.
 I have three small trees decorating the house this year. The snow flake tree by the front door,
 The Santa tree in the bedroom,
and the angel tree in the living room. I really enjoyed decorating the house for Christmas, some of the decorations I haven't had out for 10 years. We will be headed north in a few days to enjoy Christmas with the families in Pennsylvania. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

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