Wednesday, December 21, 2022


Dear Ones,

This is December 21, the Winter Solstice. I thought of looking up why the ancients considered the solstices so important as to build monuments to celebrate or to mark them. Perhaps they were a timing device. Do you have any information on that?

And then I remembered that when I was seven years old my mother and stepdad got married on December 21. I played with the neighbor kids while they were gone, and they came home married. I guess they wanted to be alone. On their first anniversary Mom suggested that he and she not buy presents for each other to save money, but he had already purchased a stereo unit. So, they got a stereo for the solstice.

No matter if they scrimped on other things, Mom always made Christmas special for me, it was a year of presents and clothes all stacked up into one glorious day. Thank you, Mom.

Remember Christmas is the great high holiday of the year—a time of peace and merriment. One Christmas, during the second World War, a certain group of American GI’s, and German soldiers, took a day of peace and played ball together.

When I saw this card, I thought it said it all.

I wish you peace and the merriest of Christmases.

Love from Jo


Please click on the link to see this card.