Deck the halls!

It’s that time of year! The week between thanksgiving and December 1st is the unofficial Christmas decorating week. You see Christmas trees atop SUV’s and each night another house on the block seems to light up! It seems like there should be a name for this flurry of activity, proper recognition of this race to get decorated, the way Europeans observe Boxing Day after Christmas. You may be sitting pretty, reading this post while sipping cocoa in front of a roaring fire, your home all aglow with the splendor of Christmas. Or you may look a little more like me. I’ve got nutcrackers in the “hospital” and pumpkins on the porch.

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Retreat to the Fountain of Youth:)

My grandmother was born to Emmie Meeks Morgan as Mary Josephine Morgan. My mother gave me her mother’s maiden name.

Approaching 94, she is as vibrant, and strikingly beautiful as ever! She attributes her longevity to such daily rituals as drinking a table spoon of apple cider vinegar, eating a handful of walnuts and blueberries, and laying her head on a fresh silk pillow every night. And anyone who knows me well, knows I have adopted these habits,…and you would understand why if you spent more than a second with her.

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Time to give thanks & celebrate💛

The commemorative china taking center stage in this table setting is very special. Paul and I received a set of plates from this pattern, as a wedding gift from the Frists, when Senator Frist held the seat in which Mom will soon serve. (❤️Hubby and I met working in the senate office🇺🇸 ) For you china fan girls, this was a commemorative pattern made by Tiffany and Co. in 2000, called the Millennium Series, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first meeting of Congress, in Washington, D.C. I’m sure you can guess why I thought this was the perfect pattern for our family dinner. Tomorrow is also our parents 44th wedding anniversary💛 We are thankful for so much to celebrate! Cheers!

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