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The 2004 Christmas letter was sent out earlier this year. The Canadian government gave me my 49-cents-worth by sending every letter to Ottawa then to it’s correct destination …15 days late. Did you get them yet? They were sent 3 weeks ago? No? Canada Post is a union remember; please be patient. For those of you who can not wait till next year to read the letter, I have it posted in PDF format here. You can view a directory by going to this location http://www.telusplanet.net/public/tomgh/christmas/ I have put up all the clip art used in the document. Some of you might find it useful for some other plagiaristic purpose.
Christmas lists are below.
Here we are again, nearing Christmas! For the 4th year, this site will host the Christmas wish lists. I have on the table of comments the 2003 wish lists, but I have also included them in this Blog so, Send me your lists! Also, if anyone wants to email some more clip art for the site I will change it.
To view the 2003 lists click here
Here are the 2004 lists:
USB memory drive 128 or 256 meg
Cuisinart coffee/spice grinder
Compact Flash memory card (256 megs) for A75 digital Cannon camera
Camera case for same
Bodum 12 oz coffee maker (plunger style)
Recipe holder/book (saw one at Chapters)
250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt
A hair brush, preferably with real bristles
Pipe clamps-the chairs are desperately calling out
A Travel Mug since I left Big Red on the island on the top shelf in the Kitchen!
Chamois to clean the chip and popcorn residue off the leather couches inflicted by the local population
Flat wear for my stainless steel cutlery set – teaspoons, serving pieces Oneida Deluxe Stainless pattern called needlepoint (at the Bay)
Any Cross and Olive or Waterford Crystal – Rock glasses would be nice for mountain entertaining The Consignment Gallery never lets me down
Jewelry if you are thinking of something small but significant
Picture frames and photo albums since I am unpacking and discovering all these delightful treasures in copious quantities, OH MY GOD
The Star Wars original 3 movies on DVD box set wide screen edition
Other DVDs Space or War are good I’m a geek, deal with it I have
Four 14 or 15 inch mags with a 4x100mm bolt pattern and about a 38mm offset for the new car
A full sized spare for the car (14 inch with 185 60r14 tire)
A new all in one printer Fax, scan, copy and print photos
Fishing stuff – tackle, books, I’m thinking of trying fly fishing so how to books and videos would be good as well as protective eye wear and some of those spiffy new pliers from Home Hardware that can remove hooks.
A new muffler for the truck
A new stereo for the truck
Pants that look nice but casual for work size 36” waist 30” legs
A subscription to Road and Track, Car and Driver, Sports Car International, PC world etc
– A big can (or 2) of Canvas tarp waterproofing/treatment. Found in the camping section of Canadian Tire. They DO stock it but nobody seems to know what it is or where it is. Also sold at Ribtors but more expensive there.
– Another Canvas Tarp from Princess Auto (they’re on sale in December)
– Haggar casual dress pants at Sears, 36 waist.
– Music CD by artist “The Reverend Horton Heat”, album “Holy Roller”
– A motorcycle tarp for my scooter
– gift certificate to Winners
– 10 feet of Ash rough-sawn lumber from Lumber King or Black Forest Wood Products
– Plunge Router; can be from pawn shop, try Cash Converters.
– A buffalo hide; try Stoney Reserve.
– Sewing Basket
– Make-up brush set
– Chanel No. 5
– Garlic Press
– Spring-form pans
– “The Life of A Tree” by David Suzuki
– “The Good Earth” by Pearl s. Buck
-ankle socks( the weirder the better!)
A Cinderella Story
Princess Diaries(1 and 2)
-chamois for skates
-high top shoes(7-7.5)
-her own small teacup/teapot
-box of fruit-loops
Body Shop – Cranberry, Grapeseed
Steamer that goes into pots
Good leather gloves
Nice wool scarf
Antique tea cups
CDs – Sting (2 most recent releases), Diana Krall Live in Paris
Picture Frames – Cool and Funky various sizes
Movies – Matrix Reloaded, Italian Job (recent version), Ocean’s Eleven, X2, Sound of Music, Chicago and White Christmas
A real puppy
Leg Warmers, the funkier the better
P.J.s soft and cuddly
Books – Chapter books (eg The unicorn’s secret)
Board Games – puzzles,
Teddy Bears – Plush toys
Good winter mitts – several pairs
Clothes – Sweaters (med to large), jeans/pants (size 12 slim), T-shirts – long and short sleeved
Movies – Lizzie McGuire, Sound of Music, What a Girl Wants, Santa Clause 2
More Charms for her bracelet