Yup Its christmas,Christ's birthday,presants for the kids ,from the reletives ,get the house decorated an stuff. This year It finally hit me ,something that happened way back in 1999at about 5;00pm. I lost my dad to emphysema. my wife and I were visiting her family in Oklahoma and we told my mother and dad that since dad was in the hospital we would stay and not travel. Mom said absolutely not ,You go and celebrate with Ruths fam. we will be ok.Well mom called the closest cousin to where we were and she was 4 blocks away from my sister in laws house. and she waited till her husband came home at 9;00pm to tell me to call my mom. I'm sorry folks ,but I despise that woman ,and to this day I hav'nt spoken to her since. Too darn lazy to walk 4 damn blocks and give me an emergency message!! any way I will be having some alone time as usual ,just to remember my dad.