"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Sometimes when I write Christmas cards...
I like to write stuff that makes me laugh...
Case in point.
I received a funny Christmas card from an old, old, old, old friend who wrote:
"Retirement is wonderful! We closed up the beach house and spent a few months in Europe - we came back to the cities for a visit and stayed at our condo but didn't have time to call. We returned to Long Beach and the weather is fabulous. Perhaps we can get together next time we're in town. Love, Clay and Dick! 'Ho! Ho! Ho!'"
These are the types of friends I like to exchange funny holiday cards with - Dick's card depicted a silly Santa cartoon, and so for my return card I chose a lovely little 1960's snap-shot card with a little kid and his doggie on it. Anyway, this is what my note said:
"Dear Dickie and Clark! My, my, my, my, my! How retirement suits you both! How wonderful you two - galavanting arouind the world like Mr. and Mrs. Howe from Gilligan's Island! How is Lovey these days? Tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk! I myself vacationed in Afghanastan this past summer, what a lovely time! I'm in the process of adopting a monkey from South America - I'm learning Portugeuse so there won't be any language barrier. I'll be out West this New Years! I'm spending it with Gayle and Oprah and Stedman, and we'll be at the Striesand's for the 'ball drop' - I'll try to give a ring while I'm there. Happy holidays! Hugs for everyone darlings! Terry"
Now what is more charming than to personalize your photo cards with a little cheery note or something?
Photo title: "She's still standing!" Cathy's house last year.