Tag Archives: Family

Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick post to wish all my family, friends, and many readers a Happy Thanksgiving celebration. May you’all have the chance to enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends. As part of your celebrations, you might also take a few moments to reflect upon the many blessings of the past year, and to give thanks.

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A Serious Charest Family Photo

A Very Charest Christmas

We had a very different Christmas celebration this year. In the past we’ve normally celebrated Christmas at home, with the exception of a few years in a row when we went up to Mom’s house in New York. Staying at home was the preferred option as the Charest family is currently spread out from Washington, California, Tennessee, Northern Virginia, and on out to Wales. However, this year the stars aligned and we all descended upon Tennessee for a family reunion Christmas celebration.

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Having A White Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving day again; another year passed remembering the good and the bad. Thanksgiving continues to be my favorite holiday, and one thing I’m thankful for is that this holiday has remained relatively commercial-free. This is and should be the one day each each when families and friends come together to celebrate, reflect on the year passed, and give thanks for their many blessings. Then eat a lot of turkey-based foods.

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A Weekend Family Visit

Howard, Pam and Ron Charest

Howard, Pam Charest visiting with Ron and Winnie Charest, August 3, 2014.

My brother Howard and his wife Pam dropped by for a visit this past weekend. It was a particularly special event as they live on the left coast, in the Great State of California, city of Los Angeles. As best as we can figure, it’s been five years since they were last here, although I’ve visited them several times when I was on trips to Los Angeles. Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup – Autumn Equinox Edition

This And That

This And That

Another winter passed, another spring ahead. There’s still snow on the ground and a warning of another snowstorm yet to come. But the birds are returning, the sun feels warmer, and there’s a promise of more warm weather ahead. I think I speak for many people in posting “not a day too soon!” Continue reading

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California or Bust

California Flag Heart

California Flag Heart

I’ve just finished up a whirlwind week-long trip to southern California. This was a business trip, but intermixed with rushing from one location to another and holding day-long meetings I did have the chance to spend a few hours with more family and get in a little R&R. This trip started in San Diego, then moved north to Ventura county and finally a departure from Los Angeles. Continue reading

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