Christmas 2013 at Goodies


Well, made it through Christmas. Business was excellent at Goodies both for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Christmas buffet dinner was awesome and we had a large crowd for the afternoon. And unusually, we had a large crowd of mostly locals in the evening. Business more than doubled from last year.

Our Santa was great. Wayne, Doug’s son-in-law, played the part to the hilt, ho-ho-hoing his way from the parking lot, where the kids were waiting for him, through the entire restaurant and finally for the gift-giving with the kids. That was the best part; lots of laughs, especially when some of the younger children panicked at the sight of this dirty old man in the red suit and the huge white beard. It was really scary for a few, including Doug’s son Kevin, who would not go near good old St. Nick. After the gifts were done, the kids opened the pinata for treats.

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Even I had a surprise – a gift from Yvonne and Risma that I had to sit on Santa’s lap to accept. I believe that is the first (and hopefully the last) time I’ve ever sat on Santa’s knee.

Merry Christmas all!!

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About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. Indonesia lasted for a 4 wonderful years but I have now moved on to Hua Hin, Thailand.
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2 Responses to Christmas 2013 at Goodies

  1. 2bagsandapack says:

    Rosa only wishes there was something going on. I’m very good with Via. Christmas was good. Hope yours was as well. Also hope the shoulder is coming along. BTW, I didn’t receive my Christmas gift from you. Must be delayed. I’m sure mine arrived there some time ago.

  2. Anthony Flagiello says:

    Looks like you had a great xmas what is going on between you and Rosa. Be well Ant

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