I received a Christmas card yesterday from my Great Aunt Doris who now resides in Florida. I'm sitting here wondering if this is how people 70 years ago wrote their cards or if its just my family that seems to revel in the gloom and doom. Let me share this with you:
"This is a surprise to hear from you. I do believe your Stacy. Sharron's girl. You've got some nice looking children. Love them as they'll be on their own before long.
Oct. and Nov. I've been in the hospital. The 20th heart attack. The 20th they put a pace maker in but I don't think it's right as I had to use a nitro patch last night. One day it'll perhaps do me in. At least I've made it to 84.
My mind is going on a vacation. I'm always asking what I'm going for....
It's 80 today.
Love to all, Aunt Doris. "
Yea...Merry Christmas...first let me tell you how surprised I am to hear from you..because you NEVER write to Me!..then..to rub it in.and make my point..Ill throw in whose kid I think you are...maybe Ill even write the wrong name...just to irritate you...Of course then Ill comment on how nice looking your kids are..and tell you that they're going to leave you...SOON..so be prepared...No Christmas card would be complete without a detailed description of my latest medical issues....and a remark about how I already have one foot in the grave...Ill throw in my age, maybe that will make you feel a little sorry for not writing to me SOONER...then Ill throw in some obscure blurb about me losing my mind..so when I neglect to write YOU back..I have an excuse...and..while I'm at it..I'll throw in the temperature down here since I know you live in Vermont and are currently freezing your selfish ass off.
Merry Christmas..and love to all!
LOL I love my relatives...and you had better believe this card is going in my "special" Christmas card collection :-P