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Newsletter 12_15 - Sean

December 15th, 2020

In this month’s edition of Sean From the Field, I’m going to shift gears a bit. It’s the end of a long, bizarre year, and I would like to take this moment to forego the discussion of anything business-related, and instead reflect on family, the season, and favorite traditions. I’ll go first and share with you my favorite elements of the season including movies, games like 아인카지노, food, etc…that bring about the feeling of “Christmas” for me.

I love movies!  I especially love watching movies with friends and family during the holidays. In fact, it is a tradition for my wife and me to load up the kids, head off to the theater to see a new release every Christmas morning. Here are my all-time favorites in order:


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1. It’s a Wonderful Life

2. Christmas Vacation
3. Love Actually
4. A Christmas Story
5. Home Alone

Honorable Mentions:
Polar Express,
Christmas Chronicles,
Die Hard,

Christmas is never the same for an adult as it is for children, so it stands to reason my favorite Christmas memories are from my youth. I would like to share two specific memories, the first from 1976. We lived on the outskirts of Abilene, Kansas, and I was 6 years old at the time. I remember my mom and dad wanting to take us on Christmas Eve to drive around and look at Christmas lights, which has always been and continues to be a family tradition. Anyhow, on this particular year when we returned home from looking at the lights, we discovered Santa had already been to our house. It was quite unexpected, and I remember well this was the first time I learned about the Atari game system. We played Combat, Asteroids, and Ping Pong the entire Christmas break. The second favorite memory took place in 1978 and we lived in Topeka, Kansas. I will never forget the bicycle I got from my parents. It was a red 

Schwinn with a banana seat, raised handlebar grips, racing stripes, speedometer, and the works. It was the nicest bike in the neighborhood and apparently, someone else thought so as well. Unfortunately, it was stolen shortly after Christmas. That same Christmas, however, I received my own Millennium Falcon toy from Star Wars, to this day, it is still my favorite toy ever.

We also have a White Elephant Christmas gift exchange every year. Nothing says Christmas like trying to steal your mom’s gift she got in the exchange! It can get downright physical.

During the holidays, we cannot forget the food! The food is just as important as gifts in my opinion. My family has always taken a buffet approach to dinner because it is better as it allows for nonstop grazing. The dishes are always simple including lunchmeats and sandwich fixings, shrimp and crab, different cheeses, breads and veggies, and maybe meatballs or little smokies. Of course, there is always a variety of desserts to compliment the spread. My favorite dessert is Pumpkin Bread, and I have shared below a family Pumpkin Bread Recipe. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Whatever your holiday tradition, it is unique to you. I hope you’re able to be with your family and friends this Holiday Season and continue those traditions you hold so dear. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God Bless.

Be Kind, Make a Difference.

Sean, From The Field