Merry Christmas from the Manse


And so this is Christmas! as John Lennon had it. Or Christmas Eve, actually, which is really the best part, in many ways. Though Raymond and I are really looking forward to tomorrow, when my mum and the other Sedgwicks who grew up in this old Manse of ours, along with some of their own children, will join us to keep Christmas. Doubtless it will be a day that includes much reminiscing about our Queensborough years (Round 1, that is. Round 2 has only begun!).

As Raymond and I were driving here through a snowstorm last Friday night, I turned to him and said, “So many people are rooting for us to have a good Christmas!” And it’s true: so many people, readers of this blog and not, old friends and new friends and people we’ve not even met, have, recognizing that this is a very special Christmas for us and for my family, expressed wishes clearly heartfelt that it be a special and memorable and happy time. I don’t think I can even say how much your kind thoughts have meant to us – thank you! I feel sure it will indeed be a happy Christmas here at the Manse.

Raymond and I send you all our warmest wishes for a peaceful, joyous and meaningful Christmas, wherever you may be.

God bless us, every one!

9 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from the Manse

  1. Looking forward to the Christmas day entry (with photography by Ray) We celebrated Polish style to-night. That means Borscht, shrimp, salmon and multi types of herring washed down with endless quaffs of vodka. Now sobering up with Scottish eggnog. We send our thoughts on this special night. Gordon and Ewa.

  2. Merry Christmas to all of you. We’re away from our Madoc home to have Christmas in Waterloo with my son, our daughter-in-law and our grandson, who turns six on December 29th. Lovely story, yours, and I hope this day has refreshed many memories of Christmases past.

    • Thank you so much, Brenda! I believe today is your grandson’s birthday – my goodness, such excitement for him, Christmas and his sixth birthday all in the same week! Sending happy wishes to you and your family.

  3. Merry Christmas….from Downunder….
    Christmas is very different here…..Think bubbles in a glass and pools.
    It is great to be with our family.
    Lud & Elaine

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