Timeless Treasures & Thoughts of Christmas

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

 

 

The horse and carriage is a timeless treasure. 

There’s a special kind of nostalgia that occurs during the Christmas season, missing at other times of the year. I was overtaken with joy when I saw this horse and buggy carriage down the street. There are a number of things that come to mind, the story of Cinderella, history of Dr. Abbott from Abbott Laboratories (where I previously worked at Abbott Park, IL), Little House on the Prairie, and of course Santa Claus in his sled with reindeer flying over the rooftops to deliver toys on Christmas Day!

 

Throughout history there has been political, economic, and social factors that have changed the landscape of America. But it was the medical profession which controlled life and death. A doctor brought me into this world and was trained in chicken pox, scarlet fever, appendicitis, broken bones, and all those other accidental and childhood infectious diseases which saved lives! My family doctor wasn’t afraid of anything, and to tell the truth, he was very courageous, surrounded by loyal patients, nurses, his peers and children who always received a lollipop. I regret that there aren’t many doctors who spend quality time with their patients… perhaps there are legal restrictions, government regulations, who knows!

 

The advancement of the science and art of medicine has changed since the day I was born. The standards of government has altered life in every aspect imaginable. But I can still dream and control my thoughts. Laughter is the best medicine, such as this comment I recently received from one of my previous posts from member of ActiveRain & friend from D.C., Claude Labbe - "It's a pity for those kids that grow up and lose their innocence. As for me, I'm still holding out hope, I think Santa is real, the elves work their magic and snowmen can dance. That helps me keep the spirit of Christmas and of life."

 

In honor of this special season of the year, I think we should all get comfortable and bring to our attention those activities we had as children that kept us up at night with hope and not anxiety, and let go of any fear brought on by the media. If you're old enough to remember a time when T.V. was limited, let it go, let the snowy thoughts of Merry Christmas linger longer. Stay with those good thoughts, the smell of cookies baking in the oven, forget about diabetes, weight gain, and how you look to other people. Remember those toys you received as kids and regardless of where they came from, or who made them, weren't they fun to have! Think about the first time you saw a child open up a toy you might have given them at Christmas and remember how their faces lit up like the lights on a Christmas tree, or how happy the baby was to climb inside of a box and toss the toy across the floor. 

 

The Christmas season is here now and I'm not going to let anyone play mind games with me. This is the time to be merry and remember the true meaning of Christmas. You have to dream, live a little, love a lot, and remember the good today, tomorrow, and always.

 

©Patricia Feager

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Beth Atalay
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Hi Patricia, like you, I'm holding out hope, nothing wrong with that. Some of the best memories I have are from my childhood, nobody can take those away.

Dec 17, 2015 01:59 AM #1
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Holding out for hope feels so much better, doesn't it Beth Atalay! Lightly calling to mind how those little childhood dreams made us feel are worth the time it takes to step away from the realties of National T.V.

Dec 17, 2015 02:04 AM #2
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Rob Thomas
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Here's to a great holiday for you this season... I love my memories from my childhood and they make me want to recreate them for others.

Dec 17, 2015 02:38 AM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Those are wonderful words to showcase the timeless treasures and thought of Christmas, Patricia!  I have several warm memories of childhood holidays.  I wouldn't replace them for the world!

Dec 17, 2015 02:43 AM #4
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lovely sentiment.....never give up hope, it is a timeless treasure.

Dec 17, 2015 03:27 AM #5
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Joanna Cohlan
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Hope springs eternal Patricia, and we need to have it now more than ever!

Dec 17, 2015 07:39 AM #6
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George Souto
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Patricia if you think Santa is real then he is real to you.  No one can take way what we feel in our hearts.

Dec 17, 2015 08:01 AM #7
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John Pusa
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof     Wonderful Christmas memories from the past. Merry Christmas!

Dec 17, 2015 08:38 AM #8
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Noah Seidenberg
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Life has really changed hasn't it Patricia? I enjoyed reading your words.

Dec 17, 2015 10:45 AM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Patricia,

Hope is essential to ou well being.  Enjoye your post. A

Dec 17, 2015 11:16 AM #10
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Lou Ludwig
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Patrica

A horse and carriage ride Christmas is always a fun thing to do.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 17, 2015 12:20 PM #11
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Gita Bantwal
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Patricia, I love your post. Thank you for the inspiration. I have wonderful memories of my childhood.

Dec 17, 2015 08:14 PM #12
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof ,

Always love reading your posts. Your Christmas sentiment is lovely!! You do have to: "dream, live a little, love a lot, and remember the good today, tomorrow, and always." Merry Christmas!

Dec 17, 2015 08:30 PM #13
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Patricia, you're right there is something so special about a horse and carriage. We used to have a horse that pulled a carriage and I have very fond memories riding around the property with my Mom. This year I promised myself I would channel my inner child at Christmas. My Grandfather was always the one who would get us all into the Spirit and this year I'm making sure that's carried on.

Dec 17, 2015 10:45 PM #14
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof  you are so correct about this.  Christmas is one of the times we think back to our childhood.  There our so many things, our family doctor, making christmas cookies, putting up decorations, and visiting everyone's Christmas Tree during Christmas week.  Christmas is, among other things, a time to remember our Childhood.

Dec 19, 2015 01:31 AM #15
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Roy Kelley
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You would enjoy a tour of the horse stables in Colonial Williamsburg. They have specially trained horses to pull the carriages and for the riders in costume.

Enjoy the season and have a Very Merry Christmas!

 

Dec 19, 2015 03:18 AM #16
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