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December 2020 issue of the Clinton Township Newsletter

Clinton Township Newsletter, Clinton New Jersey, May 2013 Issue

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2 d e c e m b e r 2 0 2 0 W W W . C L I N T O N T W P N E W S L E T T E R . C O M THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING – HOPING FOR A FANTASTIC 2021! Wishing You and Your Family Happy Holidays! With Love, Sherry Havens Your Clinton Township Specialist & Neighbor. Shirley (Sherry) Havens Sales Associate cell: 908.507.4927 office: 908.735.8080 I was so content to be a stay-at-home Mom when the kids were youngsters. There was plenty of time to decorate 10 kinds of cookies and store them in the special tins brought down from the attic once a year. The smells of anise and ginger and chocolate permeated our red, white and chrome kitchen in Fanwood. Of course, I was dressed as June Cleaver in a dress, stockings and frilly Yuletide apron. Christmas Eve tradition at our house was Pig-Out Time. Our meal would make today's cardiologists collapse from shock. Not a morsel of meat, fruit or vegetables, we feasted on five kinds of cookies, banana bread, homemade doughnuts, whipped cream cake, jello molds and five kinds of cheese and crackers. Cholesterol hadn't been invented yet, so what did we know? Christmas Day's roast turkey was actually anticlimactic! Christmas morning's ritual consisted of turning up the thermostat, letting the dog out, de- vouring the milk and cookies left for Santa, putting Mitch Miller records on the hi-fi and then letting Steve and Sally tear into the Christmas stockings and presents. Our tree was tall and terrific, barely touching the ceiling (live, of course) and was loaded with tinsel and ornaments and a blinking star on top. I remember be- ing groggy from lack of sleep because we'd been up until 2 AM assembling a cardboard kitchen set that had more slot A's and tab B's than there are planets. Many of the gadgets we bought ended up in a pile since we had apparently not heeded the "no batteries included" notice. All the excitement lasted while the dog knocked off several ornaments from the tree and pine needles shed and spread over the carpet. Then it was time to go to Grandma and Grandpa's for more presents and dinner. This holiday was filled with family and love and optimism for the coming New Year. And I don't think we ever appreciated the wonder of it. The kids grew up and their father passed away and nothing was the same anymore. Make this Christmas a special one, Newsletter readers. Ho-Ho until you are blue in the face. Our wish for you is that Yuletide 2006 will go down in memory as one of the best ever. Appreciate every last moment of it! from D e c e m b e r 2 0 0 6 1 9 5 0 s C H R I S T M A S M E M O R I E S by Ruth Keesing Ruth Keesing, with her second husband Fred, began the Clinton Township Newsletter in 1982. Ruth delighted in the Christmas season and frequently said that her favorite time of her life was in the 1950's, when her children were small, and her first husband Gil was still alive. Locally Owned and Operated by Phil & Diane Koury 185 Center St., Clinton • 735.4499

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