I do hope the Brits and Canadians aren't too bruised? --After an entire day devoted to pugilism, I mean. But they do have so much fun with it.
Christmas (etc.) traditions around the world are not quite as uniform as you might think, and those socks or that tie may be a much better present than you realized -- at least, if you encounter Iceland's Yule Cat! (No, not just in the funny pages.) So I hope you neither cried nor pouted, and that you received a nice new sweater in plenty of time. (Rannie approves, BTW. But she would.)
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
9 months ago