The Boxing Day Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you Moët & Chandon champagne. Just five days until New Year’s Eve!

I hope that Christmas was everything you hoped for and dreamed about, and that you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. We’ll be staying home because that’s what we do on New Year’s Eve.

Our favorite week starts today. That’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s. There’s really nothing going on, because everyone figures, "ah, we’ll get to it next year." Which is just a week away.

Have any of you seen the anouncement about WordPress’s event for January, Bloganuary? I’m thinking of doing it, along with all the regular features and Linda’s Just Jot It January, which I assume she’ll be doing. I haven’t seen an announcement about it. Yet.

We had a quiet Christmas here. Our parish had a 2 PM Christmas Eve Mass, which is somewhat of a TV first (usually, the first Mass is at 4 PM, but with Covid and all that jazz…), so Mary went to that, and also went to Mass this afternoon in anticipation of Sunday. We had planned on ordering Chinese food for dinner this evening, but learned, much to our chagrin, that the restaurant was closed this evening, so we had "potatoes and point" instead. Now that I think about it, Saturday is usually "pizza and The Three Stooges night"…. So, Kung Pao chicken and General Tso’s chicken will have to wait until tomorrow.

Enough blathering about: here’s the summary.

Played a Goodyear Christmas special album, which they used to make every year, with songs sung by the big artists of the day (1965).

After last week’s pretty heavy set of questions, these were fairly easy: our least favorite holiday dish, the ugliest/tackiest decoration we’ve seen, a cherished family tradition from childhood, and what song is playing in our head during this time of year. Also took a minute and (re)posted the story of our first Christmas tree in our Northfield home (when I was in high school). TIMBER!

This week’s Top Ten was from WLS for this past week in 1962.

I also posted a memoir about the Christmas play when I was in eighth grade.

Thisw week’s one-liner was about my favorite birds in the world, crows.

When I announced my most recent battle, I knew within one day that it was going to be a shutout, and, were it not for Stephen’s vote, it would be.

I told the story of our move from Chicago to Atlanta.

Had such a good time with the Goodyear album on Monday that I found the Firestone album from the same year. Couldn’t find one for Goodrich, which I suspect was floating around with the Goodrich blimp…

Technically not due until today, but I had time on my hands and decided to do it Friday night. The prompt was "yum," and I talked about Yum! Brands, the company that took over all of Pepsi’s fast-food restaurants, and the house brand products from Jewel Food Stores (a chain from the Chicago area), which were sold under the brand name Yummy.

Thanks to:

And that wraps it up for this edition of The Week That Was (the last one of 2021).

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