How many of you got to choose your name? It was most likely given to you. We often name our children according to meanings we find in baby books and elsewhere, desiring that character trait to be exhibited in them. Maybe they are named for a special friend or family member that we admire. I’ve always thought it would be neat to have a nickname. It is usually given to you by someone who’s sees something in your character or personality that deserves recognition. Like our given name, it’s not necessarily one we would choose for ourselves. To my aerobics instructor , I’m the Debster, which she uses particularly when she’s trying to encourage me to keep going. I kinda like the sound of that and it always makes me smile when she calls me that. There is another one, however, that in a certain place, has seemed to attach itself to me. On Wednesdays I go up to Hill Country Hawgs to learn how to work on motorcycles. At the end of the day, I am the one with the most dirt and grease all over me. Lisa said; I sure was a Dirty Debbie. Well, someone else shortened that to D.D. and it’s beginning to stick. Like I said; we usually don’t get to choose, but because it was chosen by friends, and you can’t say it doesn’t have meaning…………well, I’m getting used to it. Thinking about this time of year, there is an- other name that was given that has special meaning. “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matt. 1:21 “…and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, God is with Us” Matt. 1:23

A Joyous Christmas to you all!

Your Outgoing Vice President

Debbie Zimmer