It's Christmas Time Once More:
Reliving Timeless Holiday Traditions

Christmas Tree 2014

It's Christmas time once more—how time flies. We here at Easy Food Dehydrating wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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Merry Christmas,

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Merry Christmas - and a Happy

We hope that 2014 has been good for you. Our greatest wish is that 2015 will be better... not to mention 2016—but oops—there I go! That is so far off in the future, I can hear you say.

I'm sitting here updating this page - right now - in 2023 - and the sentiments stay the same.

If you've ever read any of our other articles, you'll notice that our site isn't just about how to dehydrate food... no.

This site began because of my shock and horror at what state this world is in—how it's morphing from good to bad. You've probably noticed my lack of faith in government administration.

Things can change... but:

"You must first be the change you want to see in this world"

— Gandhi

"You must first
be the change
you want to see
in this world"

— Gandhi

Just that simple quote from Gandhi makes you want to take action, doesn't it? Same with Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror". 

Sitting around waiting for things to change is futile; we have to be the ones to make the change—first in ourselves. If there are positive changes, others will notice and will want to follow suit.

Bringing Out The Best...

Christmas Time brings out the best in all of us. It's that special magical feeling that I wish was with us all—all year long.

But the frustration of everyday living and bills in the mail soon takes away that "happy feeling."

Not to mention political shenanigans.

So make the best of it while it's here! Smile—laugh—send out your Christmas Cards with a personal note inside...

Those Good Old Traditions!

Christmas Tree 2014

Traditions. We all have them. Every year I take out these polystyrene birds. They amaze me each and every time—how carefully someone made their wings of feathers, and glued on beady eyes—all the way to the proud tail feathers!

The Christmas tree and reindeer on the fragile shell ornament were painted by a 90+ yr young man named Mr Sward. His special ornament comes out every year.

It's as much to honor him as it is Christmas!

Traditions keep us going. They remind us of time gone by—of loved ones lost—and remind us to keep those still with us near and dear in our hearts and lives.

So to all of you, a good night. Keep warm. Be well.

Be kind to one another.
Copyright© December 2014

More Good Stuff to Read!

Susan Gast, owner of Easy Food Dehydrating plus, and

Susan Gast began Easy Food Dehydrating in December 2010.

Read Susan's story of what sparked her interest in all things related to "food dehydrating."

She is featured on the Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It! (SBI!) who hosts this site. Read her first SBI! interview and her second SBI! interview.

Since 1980, Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to create ePubTechReviews which reviews a variety of products related to the publishing industry - if you're at all interested in AI and self-publishing. The website is also hosted by Solo Build It!

Susan also runs her namesake site on Solo Build It! that showcases the books she has written since 2012.

Do you want to send Susan a quick message? Visit her contact page here. She'd love to hear from you!