I know it has been a while
since I have sent you a letter. I have spent most of the last few weeks feeling blue. I have read a bunch of books and managed to not let the New York Times get too far behind.
I got a bunch of mail including your much appreciated letter that arrived the Friday before Christmas. In addition to your Christmas card, I received cards from Bobbielou, Calulu, and a few of my parents' friends. One card included a $25 money order. Bobbielou also sent me a New Year's card.
I will be getting back on the writing wagon now that anything I type will be arriving next year.
I hope you did not worry about the lack of any letters from me. I figured you would enjoy a Pete-free holiday period. I will also get through the backlog that now exist from the last several letters you have sent and I have failed to properly respond to.
Tonight's goal (now 5:30 PM) is to get out the thank you’s to a few people and a letter to Bobbielou about some of the things she included in her two cards to me.
Reverend Paul took a few minutes out of his busy Christmas Eve to draft me a letter. I am very happy with all the Christmas mail I got and it really did make the holiday here a little brighter. Thanks for you contribution to that mail.
Off to tackle the rest of the mail. I will end with a post if there is time. Figure most of the blog readers would probably be busy and not checking out the blog anyhow.
I will do a Christmas meal post. It was a few steps up from the spam turkey but not much. At the least the Feds made sure to bring in some "real" food for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays.