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The Wrong Order!

by Stu Johnson

Posted: November 24, 2015

A mixed up holiday season…

Here, in my part of Illinois, it usually goes like this:

The leaves fall
We rake leaves
We celebrate Thanksgiving
We wish for a white Christmas

This year, things got a little out of whack:

The leaves fell
We raked leaves
We beat records for an early snow
More leaves fell on the snow
We'll celebrate Thanksgiving
We'll rake more leaves when the snow melts *
We'll wish for a white Christmas

So, wherever you are, and whatever the weather and seasons you may have . . .

* After moving last year, the major chore of raking leaves in a large yard has been replaced by the leaves of one tree in our townhouse, watching others rake now simply stirs the memories of years past!

Stu Johnson is principal of Stuart Johnson & Associates, a communications consultancy in Wheaton, Illinois. He is publisher and editor of SeniorLifestyle, writes the InfoMatters blog on his own website and contributes articles for SeniorLifestyle.

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Posted: November 24, 2015

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