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On Christmas Day, it will be two years, that we have lived in the state of Oregon. We left California on the 23rd and spent a night in a KOA cabin on Christmas Eve with four cats, that I am sure, were wondering, what in the world we were doing. The next morning on Christmas, we put them in their crates and off we went in our two vehicles. We stopped at one of the few restaurants that were open and I had turkey with all of the trimmings. Since that time I have enjoyed the charm of the older small towns. You may know that about me, by now. Anyway, Silverton, is not too terribly far from us. The drive is just about an hour away. The rain came, but not enough to deter us from getting out. This is a little bit of what we saw that day.

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My focus this year has been to simplify. At this very special time of the year, I appreciate the sights and smells of the season. The aroma of pine trees, and delectable goodies, that, I am not saying No.. to, just yet.

I found out that 100 greeting cards were placed out in our community. I am totally absorbing the creativity and inspiration from the local artists.

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I hope you are able to take time to listen to Allison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma..Enjoy!

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