To everyone who deserves a personal note: You're not going to get one. We are another year older and that's about it. No, Mr Charm is not better. No, it's not likely he ever will be. Yes, we are coping. We have some laughs. And two lovely daughters. And two adorable grandchildren. And as much wine as we need, from our daughter and son-in-law's winery.
I feel pretty good most of the time. I don't know whether this is the result of exercise, good genes, or beta blocker, or if I am just to dumb to know better.
To Eleanor: I got a letter from Patti and answered it, but the answer came back Address Unknown. So either I got it wrong or someone at the Post Office is an idiot. So please tell her to write me again.
To Jacquie: I hope you are okay and that your family is doing well. I'd love to hear from you.
To Natalie: How is Florida working out?
To Joan K: How is retirement working out?
To Pat: I hope you are feeling better.
To Kay: I hope you are feeling better.
To all my friends in New Jersey and elsewhere: I miss you guys.
I am taking an art class at the Delaware Art Museum—also scanning photographs into my computer. Taking pictures with my iPhone, which takes surprisingly good pictures. And I usually manage to bring it with me, which I can't say about either one of my Olympus digital cameras.
I am volunteering at the Delaware Symphony, stuffing envelopes from time to time. I love it. The orchestra is unusually good. Not just for a small town orchestra, but compared to any other orchestra.
The above is a picture of our last year's Christmas decorations. All of them. It is in place again this year.
So I did write a Christmas letter, after all. And this is it.