We call it Birthday Season at our house. Birthday Season begins on the second day of January and concludes on the second day of February. It’s a month-long celebration that recognizes the day of birth for a number of folks we call family and friends and, of course, the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.
Well we’re not very far into the new year — and new decade — but already there have been several things that flat out, jumped out at me — politics excluded because that business jumps out, and up and down, and all around, all the time.
Is there one thing from childhood that stands out in your mind? The thing that’s still comforting, that makes you feel good just thinking about it? The thing that every now and then something, somewhere triggers a wave of fond memories of? For me that could very well be vacuum cleaner heat!
It is almost unreal that one week from today will be Christmas Day, and a week after that a new decade will begin. It seems like yesterday that I was only 20 years old and now it will soon be the year 2020, and in a little over a month I’ll be beginning the last year of my 50s. Yuck!
I first wrote parts of this column at Thanksgiving decades ago, and have, over the years, duplicated it at times in some form or fashion. If some of it sounds familiar, it’s because, well, it is.
With that said, I pose the question, have you ever slurped your coffee?
So, it seems, the holidays are upon us. We watched through our front office windows last week as city of Forest workers hung the pretty green garland with red bows on light posts and railings, and likewise as banners with greetings and lights that will be sparkling took their place on their poles all around town.
From time to time folks question why we publish letters from our readers on this page and from time to time we like to clarify our policy. This is one of those times. The fact of the matter is that there are some common misconceptions about letters that we’d like to clear up too.