Life’s Reflections: Penning Christmas stories, memories a fun thing to do

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Becky, Tony Schultz

Do you know what I love the most about Christmas time, in addition to it being the Reason for the Season?

I love writing holiday-related articles, whether they be on families, individuals, decorations, various parties or events held for special causes during the season.

That’s why I have to introduce Tony and Becky Schultz, a couple I interviewed this past week for an article on My County Link.

It wasn’t the first time I met them, however, because I’ve interviewed them before…on the same matter….their Christmas Village display.

Tony is one of the funniest men I’ve ever met and he has shown his passion for his wife in different ways, including starting his collection by buying a Victorian-style house and using the bride and groom figurine from their wedding as a prop in front of that house. It was a surprise for her. What a man!

Both of them are so interesting.

They are fortunate to have each other and so are the grandchildren, for whom he has kept it going from year to year. That shows that he, too, is a family man who thinks about his loved ones first.

Even though I mention Tony and Becky, I have had the privilege to do some other feature articles this year and they, too, were fun.

Hopefully, I can come up with a few more Christmas-related stories before the month ends.

That’s what makes my job fun and interesting.

That would make my holiday complete.

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Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of Naomi Beisner, Ora “Bud” Foreman, Franklin Nichols, O. Jeanne Cassel and Sheryl Howard Huffman.
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Please pray for these people: Ron Mills, Gary Eichler, Debbie Mayse, Ronnie Norton, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Miranda Weist Flora, Ericka Trigo, Jeanie Francis, Noah Back, Mary Moran, Harvey Hinshaw, Bruce Kaiser, Angie Brown, Nikole Baldridge, Tracy Bashore, Melikka Riffell, Amanda Mote, Tom Moody, Gary Francis, Anthony and Theresa Grillot, Lee Everhart, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, Kinley Bernard, D’Arleen Waymire, Tish Hodson Shepherd, Clinton Randall, Sherry Klingshirn, Zach Urbancic, Sharon Gamster, Connie Stachler, Rick Libert, Harold Libert, Randy Heck, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Carol Hemmerich, Sharon Hummel, Dave Hinshaw, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Michael Mowery, Debbie Mayse, Kenny Edwards, Judie Hathaway, Ralph Byrd, Della Burch, Ned and Brenda Wallace, Connie Buemi Hodson, Rick Marker, Randy Garrison, Steve Waymire, Warren Menchhofer, Kenton Turner, Gary Knick, Karen Hecht, Barbara Alexander, Jannie Barrow, Kathy Gragorace, Danny Foster, Noella Combs, Clay Sheffer, Becky Everhart, Sharon Miller, Marie Rieman, Becky Oliver, Ronnie Young, Albert Duncan, Jayden Martin, Jeff Rider, Stefani Priest, Steve Neff, James Enicks, Joann Freeman, Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Vanna Hannam, Linda Subler, Roger McEowen, Jerri Barber, Sally Burnett Ganger, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.
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Happy birthday:
Dec. 14 to Robby Moody, Melissa Widener, Connie Michael, Don Leis, Hunter Buckingham, Mary Bryant Arnett and Vicky Brinley.
Dec. 15 to Todd Klipstine, Kent Kimmel, Makayla Stachler, Les Crowell, Elaine Harter, Vanna Hannam, and Vicky Ahlering-Flory.
Dec. 16 to Jenny Hamilton, Michael Maloney and Justin Noll.
Dec. 17 to Sharon Maloy, Debra Sawle, Ashley Dakin, Kaleb Earick, Lyn Downey, Dakota Lester and Chelsie Moody.
Dec. 18 to Danny Garber, Dusty Hathaway, Ginger Sowry, Phyllis Riegle, Steve Bricker and Cynthia Aukerman.
Dec. 19 to June Baker, Kerry Young, Aliana Clymer, Robyn Studabaker, Donna Peters, Manual Macias, Anna Myers and Ben Bucholtz.
Dec. 20 to Kathy Middleton Dapore, Mark Henderson, Rick Alexander, Kevin Oliver, Jeff Campbell, twins Emma and Ava Erwin and Heidi Linebaugh.
Happy anniversary to Ryan and Mindy Berry on Dec. 14; Tony and Luann Lindamood on Dec. 17; and Lance and Stephanie Clark on Dec. 18.
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Think about it: “Creativity means making mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams