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Never thought it would happen this way, but it’s snowing on Christmas day! Yesterday, here in Crestline, the high temperature was 60–beautiful blue skies–perfect weather…that is for Easter. Awful Christmas weather. But, although I certainly did not expect it, change was on its way.

The house was quiet as Christmas dawned. I was the only one astir as I peered through my kitchen window and saw the thermometer to read 29 degrees. Yes! And just a few minutes ago, here an hour before noon, it began snowing! Snowing? Yes, snowing.

Well, sort of. Look across the lake through my dining room window and I’m afraid you’ll see clear blue skies and not a hint of cloud. Yes, the temperature has dropped drastically, and strong winds have blown in. It’s blustery and chilly, but…the…snow…I must confess it to be only observable on the computer pages of WordPress. Wonderful Matt with the Christmas Spirit exuding from his youthful geeky mind noted my needs, somehow caused snow to drift in and even sent a message on my screen, so I would be sure to notice.

Thank you, Matt. Thank you WordPress. Thank you Jesus for Christmas. Thank you my friends and family who read my words today. Might consider pulling on a jacket, and pouring a dark, sweet cup of hot chocolate for the remainder of time on my site. It’s chilly around here. It’s snowing!

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

18 replies on “Snow!”

I really like the snow on the website. Speaking of snow, Jeremy wishes it snowed so bad here (it does on rare occasions). Surprisingly the SUnday before we left for CA we got some flurries. It was too warm to stick, but it was so pretty. We knew in Sac it wouldn’t snow (not even a good downpour of rain… sigh). But those of you in San Diego, I wouldn’t miss the snow at all either. Its beautiful there all year long. SIs.Buxton, I’m glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was so nice… especially getting to spend it with friends and family from home.


Okay, I’m back to commenting…LOL
i’ve been keeping up with your blog but have been really lazy on commenting. πŸ™‚

By the way, it was nice seeing you. Hope to see you again soon!

I would like to get your email so I could talk to you more often cause I’m usually on my email more.
So email me with this one: and I’ll reply back to you with my personal e-mail address.


How wonderful!! It was in the upper 60s in Houston, where we spent our Christmas!! I figure, if it isn’t going to snow, it might as well be warm. I suppose I got my wish. πŸ™‚ Now that we are back home in Dallas, it is in the 40s and I am cold again. And guess what? It’s cold with no snow. :/ Oh well, I won’t complain because I am blessed beyond measure.


Hi everybody and happy holidays to you all!! I live in Rome,Italy therefore it never gets really really cold in winter and it never snows. You know what….I could do without snow and exchange for the all year round summery temperature of San Diego…..Will have to visit California one day!


Christmas morning we woke to the sounds of waves as we looked out our window at a breath-taking view of the ocean. πŸ™‚ Seventy degrees was the temp when we went to my sister’s for dinner and gifts, around noon. Awwww…sigh…couldn’t get better than this. I love San Diego!


Hi, Linda–

I’ve been reading about your very white Christmas there in Colorado. It must be beautiful.

This is second best, I suppose. And yes, Matt and WordPress are tops!

My best to you and yours. A merry Christmas evening and a happy new year.


I got my first official snowing on Christmas day white Christmas here! Sure makes Christmas feel sooooo much more Christmassy! Glad you got snow, too. Wonderful.

Blessings to you, and to Jerry, and to all your family on this very special day.


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