I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
this is ms*sophie & myself standing with the NYPD police
yes ! ever since I can remember * I have been dreaming of experiencing a White Christmas.....so in 2001, after I had finished my treatment for cancer * the darling soulmate took me to New York as a reward for being *so brave*, to meet an online friend who I had met through an online cancer support board. She lived in New York City on Staten Is. and assured me that I would definately be guaranteed a Christmas with snow. So we book our tickets & plan our trip. Then Sept. 11 dawned and of course - the terroist attack. So what to do ? should we cancel or still go? after many phone calls between Woodford and New York we continued our plans and flew out a week before Christmas. I just can't tell you how excited I was........I had a list of all that I wanted to experience and Gin *my friend* made sure that I did all that I wanted
* from pastrami on rye in a New York deli
*eating chinese takeaway from a cardboard carton
* Rockefeller Centre where we were even lucky enough to get to see the Rockettes
*we went to Macy's on 34th St by yellow taxi
*the New York subway
*the Empire State building
*we went on the Staten Is. ferry
and even go to visit Ground Zero and were on the news that day.
Christmas Eve dawned cold - really cold and my hopes soared....off to midnight Mass then straight to bed * dreaming of a white Christmas* first thing I did when I woke was look out the window and couldn't believe my eyes...... white !!!! so I raced up the stairs and woke Gin who looked out her window and all she saw was a normal scene....cars, garden and road. What I had been looking at out of my window was the next door neighbours white pebbles on his driveway !!! oh so funny! so we continued our holiday - travelling to Pennsylvania & Indiana to meet up with some other friends and had a wonderful time * even experienced lots & lots of snow on our drive - what fun !!! although driving was a little hair-raising...... the day we flew out was the day it snowed in New York that year !!
Honestly - that is one Christmas I will never, ever forget!!