Thursday, December 15, 2011


No hints from the weather that Christmas is just around the corner, but our activities prove different.

Yesterday morning Wilma and I attended our first “UAW Local 1248 Retiree’s Christmas Party”. We both got a chuckle out of the weather we had to drive through to get there. Rain…December 14th. and rain in Michigan! I can never remember it raining in December in Michigan, and I’m not complaining one bit.

9:30am, rain with temps in the high 40’s. On our way to the Retiree’s Party.100_1365

I’ll take the sprinkles any day over snow and cold.

The party was a huge success with over 300 in attendance. At a cost of only $5.00 per person you received a wonderful meal, open bar, and close to 50 chances to win a gift certificate to Red Lobster or Texas Longhorn. They also held 3- 50/50 drawings, and raffled off at least 40 other gifts ranging from liquor to gift certificates to local Target, and Wal-Mart stores.

As our local is shared with a Chrysler Corp. plant and General Dynamics plants, it was great to be able to see a few of my fellow workers from General Dynamics. We did get there early enough to reserve a table for 6 as we knew two other couples were going to meet us there.

Standing is Al M. (Union Steward Active) Myself, Bob M.(Millwright Retired), & Bob K.(Carpenter Retired)100_1368

I couldn’t leave out a picture of our beautiful wives! Here is Karen M., Donna K., and Wilma. 100_1369

We all had a great time, and I look forward to next year to attend another.

Today Wilma started cooking the Christmas cookies while I started wrapping the gifts. As Wilma does all the Christmas gift shopping I feel that the least I could do is wrap them. I’m like most guys, I hate shopping! But Mom taught me as a child how to wrap Christmas gifts.

Here is Wilma hard at work baking those wonderful Christmas cookies. Tomorrow she will tackle the making of some fudge! Mmm Good.


Listening to the holiday music, smelling the aroma of Cookies baking, makes my job much easier. You know it does take a considerable amount of skill to handle those huge scissors without doing harm to myself! Winking smile


That’s about it for now, so until next time, be safe and God Bless.

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