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The Running of the Grunion
One of your best...that should be a Sunday sermon...maybe I would stay awake!
By: cranky on December 14, 2012
I would have waited up with you!!
By: fishducky on December 14, 2012
There's no doubt that moment would have been far less special if thousands of other people had been around as well. It's often the little things that make the difference. I hope all goes well with Grandma Chatterbox.
By: PT Dilloway on December 14, 2012
Well done. Really captures the spirit of Christmas which is os overwhelmed by everything else these days.
By: Tabor on December 14, 2012
Of all of your wonderful posts, this is one of my very favorite.
By: Shelly on December 14, 2012
You should send this story to the CEO of Wal-Mart to get them to remember what the real reason for the season is and not just to sell shit on Black Friday.
By: Michael Offutt on December 14, 2012
This will become my favorite, too. Nicely done!
By: Eva Gallant on December 14, 2012
I'm hoping you get your mom squared away. Hubby's mom is 92 so we can relate to the issues that arise. What a delightful post. I'm glad you reposted it. It made me smile. You're showing up in my reader just fine now. Have a terrific day. :)
By: Comedy Plus on December 14, 2012
ah Stephen- this is such a beautiful write....one of your best!
By: Kathe W. on December 14, 2012
Lovely. You're such a good writer. I'm jealous, and being jealous makes me very pissy. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on December 14, 2012
Here I was thinking there can't be anything else to make me cry today and BAM I click on over to read this wonderful post! Hoping Grandma is doing well :)
By: Hey Monkey Butt on December 14, 2012
What a lovely post. You are right, of course. We over spend, we over do, we overwhelm ourselves seeking a perfect Christmas. I think for a nice Christmas (nothing is perfect) simpler is better. Glad your mother is on the mend. Hope you get it all worked out on home care for her. Good luck with all of that.
By: Cheryl P. on December 14, 2012
thank you so much for this. and given the heartbreaking news coming out of CT today we need the seed of hope of a tiny miracle taking hold in human hearts and growing to something healing.
By: lime on December 14, 2012
She arrived just for you. Absolutely beautiful post! Glad Grandma Chatterbox is doing well. Merry Christmas!
By: Rita McGregor on December 14, 2012
We lived down there for years and never made it out for a run, nice that you could catch view of one.
By: joeinvegas on December 14, 2012
A beautifully written and inspirational piece. It is marvelously told and full of light. Thanks.
By: Tom Cochrun on December 14, 2012
Very well put, your stories do inspire. Your mother will continue to be in my prayers.
By: messymimi on December 14, 2012
This post is full of humanity and good advice for a season often fraught with stress and high expectations. Loved it. Best of everything for your grandmother's health.
By: mindy on December 15, 2012
Sending healing thoughts and prayers for Grandma Chatterbox, Stephen.
By: Michael Manning on December 15, 2012
It's all about faith, isn't it? :) S
By: scott park on December 15, 2012
I love this! Thinking good thoughts for Grandma Chatterbox!
By: Mitchell is Moving on December 15, 2012
Inspirational story, superbly told (as always).
By: Bryan Jones on December 16, 2012
Hi Stephen, I hope that you get all of the issues with Grandma Chatterbox dealt with, with the least amount of stress there can be. This was a really nice story Stephen. Sometimes we overlook the important thing to try to see the grand spectacle that we are promised. Glad that you persevered to catch the moment. Just a side note, your mention of the grunion run, triggered an old memory of an episode of Three's Company that I watched as a kid. I can't remember the plot (not that they ever had much of a plot!) but all I remember is some wacky shenanigans revolving around the grunion. Funny how that happens.
By: Ken on December 17, 2012
Beautifully said, sir. Merry Christmas!
By: Daniel Nest on December 17, 2012
Beautifully written CC. I wish G-ma Chatterbox a speedy recovery.
By: Michael on December 18, 2012
I am continually in awe of your life experiences. This is a great story and very well told.
By: Who Woulda Thought? on December 18, 2012
Awe inspiring stuff. It built slowly and unleashed at the end. WG
By: WilyGuy on December 18, 2012
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