...Cos I dunno which ones yours are; a lot of 'em hit about now, our ancestors having happened to notice there was a solstice about now each and every year and our various and sundry $DEITIES, philosophical sodalities an' marching-and-chowder societies very nicely caused Significant Happenings to occur at the same time. Whatever one(s) you celebrate, I hope they're as joyful as required, an' then some.
(I'm sittin' here killin' a very few while waiting out a half-hour see-if-it-fails on the replacement for last week's Vital Object that showed up broken. So far, so good. Oh, those Farnsworth Fusors! I hate tunin' a stardrive hot but sometimes there's no other way).
My family already did theirs, a fine time (hey, I gotta dolly! And some major B&N gift cardage), though somewhat shortened by my (neutered) tomcat, who, annoyed at my bustling about on a normally-quiet evening while preparing to depart, decided to demonstrate the meaning of "retromingent" on some boxes of books. No harm to the contents, just lost a few boxes -- and time I didn't have to spare. Oh, well.
And my very own Christmas in my very own house is still to come! ...I haven't owned a house in...gee. Never. So I'm lookin' forward! Still have to pick up something for the cats. Do they make feline Depends?
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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