They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

Christmas Cards In/Out

Midnight between Sunday and Monday, and it's 41°F outside. This warm up, after the snows and deep freeze has luckily been soft enough that there's not a problem with flooding.

Having sent out a Christmas letter for the first time in five years, or in the process of sending them, I assumed we'd start hearing from people. Reconnecting with those who got lost in the post office change. Tonight we read four letters that came recently.

-- One NU friend is retired from the USAF Band in DC -- marched in his seventh and last inaugural parade and now has a Ph.D. in music.

-- One of Mrs. Dr. Phil's Earlham classmates has a daughter heading to college. We saw her as a toddler! Wasn't that recent?

-- One good friend from MTU who has had health issues is still alive and kicking. When you are out of touch, you worry, but never seem to find the time to reconnect. This is why the lure of the Christmas letter is so powerful -- it changes the game. Prods you to write. It's a good thing, I think.

-- And a retired pair of professors from the U of I library school proved to be faithful archivists. Their letter, sent after ours, included the last three we didn't get.

I love these people, and we will get around to sending follow-up letters methinks. Real Soon Now. (grin)

Now if these people would just include current email addresses. (double-trouble-grin)

Dr. Phil

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