“Let Every Day Be Christmas”DSC_0811

by Norman Wesley Brooks

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.

Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;
to hide him in a cradle, is not our dear Lord’s plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit, share it with others far and near,
from week to week and month to month, throughout the entire year!

                                                                                        written December 17th 1976
by Norman Wesley Brooks
U.S. Design Engineer (1923–2002)


This will be a special family Christmas for our family. We are all (that means four children and spouses and three grandchildren) are traveling to California to spend Christmas with my sister and her family. My mother also lives with my sister so it will be extra special. I have four children and my sister has five so we will cram into the little farm house and enjoy family time.

My health is in a holding pattern. So far the liquid antibiotics I insert directly in my bladder daily are doing the trick. Thank God! Getting out the door for a trip, is not without its challenges. Because of chronic bladder infections I am on a liquid antibiotic that needs to be refrigerated and has a short shelf life. I will need to have the medication shipped to my sister’s house.  I am very comfortable now.  My constant bladder pain is gone.  One more year and so much to be thankful for.

My heart felt holiday greeting to you fine folks from my family to yours. God bless you all as I celebrate Jesus’s birth.