By Diogenes (articles ) | December 28, 2005 8:56 AM
Dear Intimate Friend,
Phew! Where does the time go?!?! Negative One was such a busy year it seems we just got last year's Saturnalia shopping done when it was time to write again. Rod and I spent November cruising Tarshish and the Isles and have been "weekending" at the lodge near Ashkelon, but hectic as things have been I promised myself I'd spend some "quality time" with you, our special loved ones, by letting you "catch up" with our doings!
Son Tippy (Antipas to his aunts) is a sophomore at Syracuse this year "majoring" in gender studies and government (in the time being captain of the JV crew spares him!). He and brother Archie spent the summer painting the boathouse and and hunting fugitive Hasmoneans with our champion Boykin spaniels Fido and Phaedo. Tippy's "significant other" joined us for the holidays and helped us entomb three of Rod's "ex's" (numbers two, six, and seven) as well as fixing a scrumptious barbecue before going back South for the winter. She's a "super" girl -- you may be hearing more about her soon, hint, hint -- and we miss her bunches!
Doris (me) was elected secretary of the Transpontine Garden Club for the sixth year running and between that and garrotting in-laws served on the Nilennium Benefit Dance Committee. Rod and I sold the beach house at Sidon which put something of a crimp into our guest rooms and made hospitality even more of challenge than usual! We just said good-bye to three VIP visitors -- who shall remain nameless -- on very hush-hush mission from "out East" (molto exciting but it left me exhausted)!
Rod himself got another promotion (where does he fit it all in?) and extended his regional sales managers' territory over Idumea and the Negev -- while succeeding in lowering his handicap to seven and making fantastic progress on his slice! In his capacity as chairman of Planned Unclehood of Greater Palestine, Rod innovated a really thoughtful and earth-centered program which struck a significant blow against mindless consumerism by eliminating consumers under the age of 24 months, thereby providing more abundance and greater opportunities for all. And isn't that what this season is all about -- making more available to those around us?
There's so much more to tell, but I'd better quit here if I'm going to get this in the post on time! We hope Zero is really special year for you and yours.
luv from all of us,
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Posted by: Barb Kralis -
Dec. 30, 2005 12:15 PM ET USA
God got Rod. Rod's son will soon meet God's son. No antipasto for Antipas.
Posted by: Sterling -
Dec. 29, 2005 6:07 PM ET USA
Pseudop. Welcome the club. We got it.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Dec. 29, 2005 10:39 AM ET USA
Feast of the Holy Innocents people --- put it together.
Posted by: Sterling -
Dec. 28, 2005 11:23 PM ET USA
Hmmm. Are the kids home from college?
Posted by: Stonewall -
Dec. 28, 2005 6:50 PM ET USA
How do you do it? I have a form letter from a friend that lives across the country that has been on my desk for two weeks unread. After reading the above I read his letter...I'm at a loss to decide who copied from whom.
Posted by: HonorMercyTruth -
Dec. 28, 2005 6:06 PM ET USA
Forgive me for being an intellectual pigmy, but I don't get it. Too busy with mundane living, I guess.