Merry Christmas and a Peaceful Winter Solstice

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(our rainy Christmas 2015)


Especially to our dear son, Christopher Duncan, who can’t come home until after the 1st.  We will keep the decoration up and that tiny tree watered, Christopher.  And keep making kiflis.

Love, Mom and Dad…..some pics of the house to give you some Xmas Cheer.

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That Fichus tree is more than 30 years old and each year we drag it in when the weather gets cold….This year it stays indoors.  I hope.


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The candles on the coffee table are Red, White and Green….in honor of Hungary.  And dear Aunt Jean who died last year at 102.  Who was definitely Hungarian.

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Christmas Great Room 2 2015

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(The Portrait above the mantel is of my father, Albert Kohut who died on November 5th, 1989.  A watercolor done by me.)

Added incentive….

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My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

Merry Christmas to Friends and Family…and especially Nick Nicholson in Australia, and Col. Bill and Carol Luther who are missed here this holiday…. and a Peaceful New Year to all.


Lady Nyo/ Mom/Jane

Xmas, 2015

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7 Responses to “Merry Christmas and a Peaceful Winter Solstice”

  1. czbz Says:

    Merry Christmas to you, Jane! Your home looks so lovely and inviting! Your entryway is absolutely gorgeous with a fine dusting of snow…it kinda looks like powdered sugar! Beautiful! Love, CZ


  2. ladynyo Says:

    Hello Darling! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hope you all are well. I love a ‘clean’ look, stripped of decorations, but that won’t happen for a few weeks. I LOVE the Winter, when you can strip all the trimmings, something that imitates the landscape outside….and it seems sthe contemplation factor goes up with less clutter. LOL! My love to you and your family. Hope you are having real Christmas weather. Here? to be in the 70’s Xmas Day. Yikes!~
    Love, Jane


  3. Liras Says:

    Your home looks lovely, cozy, comfy, inviting and like it has lots of tasty baked goods hiding in the kitchen. 🙂


  4. ladynyo Says:

    Nope….hiding in my stomach. LOL! Thank you…..there is no siding on one side and half way done on the other, but that’s us. It takes so long to restore this old house, and my husband refuses to allow anyone else to do the work. Ugh. and he doesn’t have the time.

    I have to beg our son to come home in the summer to work on the property and set up the scaffolding….and work on the siding. Ugh again. I will never live to see it finished, but so what. THe roof doesn’t leak…and that is a plus.



  5. Liras Says:

    Old houses are demanding projects and literally suck you into an alternate universe where they rule you. 🙂

    Even with the helter-skelter siding, still a wonderful place.
    Esp since the roof is sound!!


  6. ladynyo Says:

    Yep, roofs first. There is a reason old houses in restoration phase and beyond are called ‘money pits’. Exactly.


  7. Liras Says:

    You made me think of the scene from that movie, when the bathtub fell thru the floor and shattered. If I can share the link:


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