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Friday, February 19, 2016


Yeah, Christmas was two months ago, but I just came upon this Christmas article I had written many years ago. A writer always has one or more columns which he holds in high esteem; this was one of my best in my 30 plus years of writing.  Judy and I presented the above Christmas present to our three children Juliane, Tom and Ken as a special present to help them understand what the Christmas season meant to our generation and would mean to them in their generation. Now, at the age of 82, I look back on this article with tears in my eyes. So much has happened in the intervening years! I recall how I personally suffered "empty nest" syndrome when my three went on to live their own independent lives. I suffered, but Judy was elated; happily accepting the fact that they were going to go their own way and make their own choices; be that a life of happiness or adversity. Please forgive me for posting this graphic; it is one of my very best and came straight from my heart, and I do believe that many of my visitors can understand and agree with my sentiments.

1 comment:

Lee Belardino said...

Beautiful article. Brought tears to this 82 year old guy too.The best of times in the U.S.A.