Today, my wife, Debra Jean, with her big blue eyes full of sparkle...even the one that is wonky following last year's brain surgery....asked me if I could walk a couple of Christmas cards up to the mail box before the mail ran. Sure, I could do that for her.
One Christmas card was addressed to her nephew...the other to the ACLU. Yes, the American Civil Liberties Union. I asked her why she was sending a Christmas card to the ACLU. She said that since the ACLU has been working so hard to remove Christmas from government and stores, she thought that she would send them a card to let them know that there are still Americans who refuse to celebrate the "holidays", who refuse to have a "holiday" tree, who refuse to say "Happy Holidays" to people...that there are still Americans who celebrate Christmas, who have Christmas trees, who say "Merry Christmas" to people in stores and on the street. In fact, my wife is pretty sure that the number of people who still celebrate Christmas, who have Christmas trees, who bake Christmas cookies, who mail Christmas cards...far out weights the number of people who have Holiday trees, who mail out Holiday cards, who bake Holiday cookies.
My wife...what a gal!