Tina Lewis Rowe

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Someone Thinks Of Someone

This has always been my favorite Christmas card verse, but it means more to me every year. What about you? As you find yourself having more and more old days and old times to remember, do you also find yourself with more old friends and loved ones to think about and perhaps to miss more than ever?

In the next few weeks reach out to those who are still living and with whom you can still communicate by phone or in person. Email is good too, but it’s better to hear their voices and let them hear yours.

At the same time, resolve this year to be important in the lives of others–many others, if possible.

One year–all too soon–2011 will be part of old days and old times. When others think about you, let them have plenty of reasons to smile!

The Nativity scene I display every year.
Cardboard stable from Woolworth’s in 1952–75 cents.
Straw I got from a barn in 1960 (Saved carefully!)

Figures from the 1960s–19 cents for the shepherd.
White place mat bought for $1.00 in 1967,
just for this purpose.
The whole display: Priceless!

December 29th, 2011 Posted by | Life and Work | 6 comments


  1. Oh my, yes, I know what you mean about having more thoughts about old times and old friends. I lost two wonderful life-long friends this year and I’ve thought of them throughout the holiday fun. A few weeks ago you wrote about dedicating time and I know I’ll be dedicating time to both of them.

    I hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you. Thank you for the many interesting posts I’ve read with my morning coffee! M.

    Comment by Careerist | December 30, 2011

  2. You are one of the people my family and I think about during this season. Our prayer for you is that you will be spiritually rich as well as healty, prosperous and happy.

    Blessings today and throughout the year. D.R.

    Comment by Don R. | December 30, 2011

  3. That manger scene is better than the expensive ones. Wish I had one like it. 🙂

    Comment by AWT | December 30, 2011

  4. I have an elaborate china manger scene that I “inherited” from my mom a few years ago when she moved to a seniors apartment. I love it and am thrilled to have it, but I always display an old beat-up Star and Wisemen scene that I remember from when I was a child. I think it’s sad to see people decorate based only on color or design fad and not use sentimental things just because they don’t match.

    Happy New Year!

    Comment by Evie | December 31, 2011

  5. I like that poem too.

    Comment by G.O. | January 1, 2012

  6. I have an old manger scene that belonged to my grandparents. It’s cardboard like yours, but looks a lot different because my mother tried to color it when she was little. For that reason and many others it’s a precious item for us at Christmas.

    Thank you for your good articles all year.

    Comment by BlueHeritage | January 2, 2012

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