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Old 25-12-2003, 11:59 PM
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Default Unexpected Christmas Cheer

June Oshiro wrote in message ...
Something unexpected and really nice happened yesterday. Our doorbell
rang, and Matt answered it to find a neighbor bearing a small box of
peanut butter buckeye candies! We just moved to MA a few months ago for
new jobs, we haven't really gotten to know the people around here at all.

Anyway, he said he'd been here at Halloween with his kids and remembered
that we gave out the biggest candy of them all. (I don't skimp on
Halloween - I go to SAMs club and buy the frigging largest KING SIZE
Twix bars or whatever I can find.) Aside from joking about the large
dental bills this season, he and his family just wanted to wish us a
happy holiday!

Isn't that nice? I am really touched. May something equally nice touch


Last night, Christmas Eve, we needed to stop for gas. Well,
technically I guess you could say it was Christmas because it was
after midnight. In any case, I went in to get a bottle of apple juice
and a bottle of water, and when I went to checkout the man said, "it's
on me. Merry Christmas!"
It was so unexpected, and so nice. Made the long drive seem less
Also last night, we were unexpectedly invited to my FIL's best friends
house for Christmas Eve dinner. While there the host's wife presented
my daughter with a scarf she'd made herself, and my son with "skater
style" wristbands, which he of course loved. Again, unexpected and
very nice. I hadn't expected them to give any of us gifts, especially
since we'd never met them before. The kids were thrilled though! It
was lovely.