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Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Holidays to My Blogging Friends

It's time for my traditional holiday blogging break. I know many of you will be doing the same. See you next year!

 Wishing you all a wonderful, magical Christmas season


Photo  Farm Girl. Lucille Marker enjoying Christmas on the Nebraska farm, 1920.
For more on a Farm Girl Christmas, see my website.

47 comments:

  1. Love the pics. Wishing you the very best of the holiday season!

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  2. Have a wonderful break and even better holiday. Friday may be my last blog post for December. It's already so hectic around my house, it's getting tough to keep up right now.

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  3. Happy holidays, Karen! Enjoy your break. I'd like to take one too, but these are the busiest days of my writing life. There is a lot going on! Happy 2012.

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  4. Merry Christmas, Karen. I've enjoyed your posts this year. I'll look forward to reading more after your holiday.

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  5. Love that photo. Have a great holiday Karen.

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  6. Merry Christmas! May your holidays be full of peace and fun. :)

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  7. Beautiful pic. Merry Christmas, Karen!

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  8. HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR KarenG!!!!! Awwwww yay!! Take care
    x

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  9. Merry Christmas. Lovely photo. Enjoy your break.

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  10. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday,Karen. BTW, love the festive theme you've got going on with your blog.

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  11. Enjoy the break. And best wishes for a wonderful holiday season to you and yours!
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

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  12. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. I look forward to reading Farm Girl.

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  13. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Karen. Enjoy!
    Karen

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  14. Hope you have a happy holiday season with your family. Enjoy your break!

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  15. Happy Christmas, Karen, and congratulations on a successful and energetic year!

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  16. No Christmas break for me, but I'm wishing you a restful and fun time off from blogging. Merry Christmas and have an oogie boogie New Year.

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  17. 'Nollaig Shona' Karen to you and yours (peaceful Christmas translated from Irish)
    Have a lovely break and wishing you a wonderful 2012.

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  18. Merry Christmas from me to you Karen. I hope its a wonderful one. <3

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  19. Have a wonderful holiday break, Karen. Best wishes from my family to yours.

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  20. Happy Holidays, Karen.
    Love to that farm girl from long ago...

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  21. Enjoy the festive season! Happy New Year 2012 to you, Karen.

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  22. Have a wonderful Christmas, Karen!

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  23. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you, too! Enjoy your break!

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  24. Thanks everyone for all the lovely messages of good will. See you back here next year, most likely a few pounds heavier.

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  25. That's an amazing picture! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  26. Have a great Christmas and Hiatus. See you when you're back! :-)

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  27. Happy Holidays to you, dear Karen. I am so happy to have made blogger friends with you this past year. I love the photo. And I wanted to let you know that I am reading Farm Girl right now and love it. And it is fun for me to find out that so many of my blogger friends have some Scandinavian in them. I'm sorry you won't be around because I'm re-posting stories of my childhood Christmases in Sweden this month.

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  28. Have a wonderful break, Karen, and a very Merry Christmas! Love the picture, that's wonderful. Happy New Year, too! :)

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  29. I hope you have a wonderful break! Happy 2012 to you too.

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  30. Have a great break! Your picture made me nostalgic for when Christmas was less about the consumer hoopla!

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  31. Great photo! Have a beautiful Christmas!

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  32. What a lovely picture!

    Merry Christmas, Karen!

    Doris

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  33. Enjoy your Christmas blogging break- may is be merry and bright!

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  34. Love the picture! Enjoy your blogging break. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  35. Love that photo! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Enjoy your time away! Cheers!

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  36. Merry Christmas to you too, Karen!

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  37. what a cool photo! merry christmas and happy holidays to you:)

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  38. A very Happy Christmas, Karen ~ Eddie

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  39. What a wonderful photo! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas filled with peace and joy. Wishing you all good things for the New Year!

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  40. Hi Karen .. I loved seeing that picture in your book .. it just completed the whole for the book - with the other photos you selected - very evocative time ..

    Happy New Year .. and a very good 2012 .. cheers Hilary

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