Silent Sunday

‘Tis the Season

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The holiday season. You could smell it in the air. The spices, the cakes, and the candy. Wrapping paper crackled and tinsel sparkled. There was a general air of anticipation and fun mixed in with frantic holiday shopping. Everyone was awash with mulled wine, goodwill, and charity.

Not everyone was happy, to be sure. Jody and Fred spent the days huddled together in wordless misery. Nobody had told them, but they knew.

One of them would be for the pot.

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A bit of a downer for a holiday? So how do I turn that round? Well, maybe Jody and Fred will follow this example.

Naughty or Nice?

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How far that little candle throws his beams!

So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

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While others are anxiously wondering whether they made the “nice” list, Olaf is hoping for a chat with the reindeer. He knows he’s been good all year.

A Very Merry Christmas from Olaf, Bertie and myself.