Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tis the Season?

The mail came today...not so unusual-after all it is Wednesday. And there it was....the first Christmas card....and I knew before I turned it over to check the return address, who had sent it! This is ALWAYS the first card to arrive. By now my girls are chuckling because they know......"New friends are like silver, but old friends are like gold". The card comes from a couple who now live in Virginia. We were neighbors in Mahopac for only a few years, a long time ago. We never really had much in common except living on the same street. We only are in contact this one time of year. Truth is we will likely never meet again. But still we exchange the cards. She always writes the "Christmas letter" with the news of the year-he's retired from the FBI and she now has gone back to work, and he went hunting over Thanksgiving and bagged another deer. You know-really annoying. But still kind of funny because she always writes in the third person!

I haven't even thought about cards yet. Drat I guess I will have to dig out the list. But back to her letter..she laways closes with thesilver/gold friend thing too! I am not ready for Christmas this year. I will have to crawl over all the junk I threw in the garage before the cleaning lady came to get to the Christmas decorations and right now it is too cold to fiddle with the wire reindeer. Calgon take me away!!! I guess I will go finish the book and think about decorations and cards tomorrow...or next week!

2 wonderful peoplecomments:

laurie said...

Ha ha!!! The holiday season is officially here - you got the card!!! Has Rebecca run off with a girl yet? (wasn't she gay? Or am I getting her confused?)

Laurie wants to remind you... new friends are silver but old friends are gold!

Gretchen said...

Haha funny story about your first card every year. I think I skipped sending cards last year and the world didn't end so it can be done ;)