I live northwest of Helena. I don’t expect any fireworks. I have been assured everyone will be civil.How do we get to your place? I promise to stand in an unoccupied corner and keep my mouth shut. I just want to watch.
A noble goal. Hope you succeed.I live northwest of Helena. I don’t expect any fireworks. I have been assured everyone will be civil.
My goal is to begin a healing between the two groups. I have no reason to believe this one get together will result in a large hand holding and Kumbaya singing moment. However, my goal is to facilitate a dialogue where people can express their commonalities instead of the differences.
Hell, during the HW Bush funeral, the present and past Presidents were able to put their differences aside.
Employ music and singing early on - it brings out the best collective heart of a mixed group. And thankyou for your effort. All the best to you and yours.I haven't gotten a RSVP from him yet. He lives in SoCal so it's a bit of a trip from LA to Montana.
Yes, Jojo. At my house I do virtually all of the cooking. This year I'm doing all hors d'oeuvres; sockeye salmon pate´, baked brie with a raspberry chutney, artichoke dip, deviled eggs, bruschetta.
I thought it would break down barriers if people were mingling around and grazing/drinking instead of seated at a long table where they could only converse with those close to them.
this is the very reason my wife & I have started to invite friends to a fine restaurant & drop a boat load of money on a grand time that we all enjoy, we at one time did this for family but people started hinting they would rather have the money so it came to a end ....and like Roper I will also be alone again here at the Rocking K. It won't be fun but I'll have the usual holiday big charcoal grilled rib eye, a baked potato, a tossed salad and a nice zinfandel. Later in the day a chocolate sundae for desert.
We stopped giving gifts years ago when ungrateful nieces and nephews were too busy to even say thanks. We concluded that was easy-just don't send anymore and we never did. We didn't observe Xmas as a gift giving time but instead gave gifts to each other at all times of the year. That seems to be best, why make someone wait almost a year for something they would enjoy right now.
And like Salmo I hate what Xmas has become. I was in Spokane today and the sound of Xmas music everywhere just pissed me off. Like Halloween it was better when it was just for kids. Be generous every day, just not at Xmas.
While I’m not a Christian, I own and have read the Christian bible a few times. I’ve also read parts of the Qu’ran. And since the Old Testament is essentially the Tanakh, I guess I’ve read parts of the Hebrew bible.As a Christian if I decided not to have relationships with people who did things that were wrong. I'd ne pretty lonely and well I'd have a hard time justifying a relationship with myself. You can disagree with people's life choices and still be civilized and yes even have deep meaningful friendships with them.
Trapper i hope that everyone you invited comes and has a wonderful time.
This is one of those rare instances when no means yes Sounds like the honeymoon phase is over. Get her a cookbook, win.....WinEverytime I ask my wife if she would use this or that and I get the no answer. So I decided not to get her anything. I to damn old for guessing games. Plus I don't give a shit anymore.
A guy goes into a gun store. He’s looking at a really nice Weatherby rifle; 338 Lapua mag.As it gets closer and closer to christmas, I seem to get in a bigger funk. I guess that I would be happier is nobody showed up at our place. Everytime I ask my wife if she would use this or that and I get the no answer. So I decided not to get her anything. I to damn old for guessing games. Plus I don't give a shit anymore.