For many years, Wendy made, as part of our Christmas tradition, the buying and sending of Christmas cards to friends and family. We didn’t do a great mailing – I think at the most we sent our 40 or 50 cards. I did, however, enjoy putting together a letter of such – a newsletter it might better be described as, to give friends and families an update on our family and the past year. I would include a few photos – usually of holiday or special event. In time the cost of doing so, and the few responses brought me to a point of deciding to forgo that tradition. In some ways, this blog and its predecessor (www.rvcalgary.blogspot.com) took over some of that.
Of course, this also includes pictures and videos that could never be referenced in a note.
Time marches on and as 2018 comes to a close soon, and Christmas will soon be upon us, I am looking at cards and notes that are being received, mostly at the office but some here and some by email. It was so nice to hear from the Lutterells this week and to remember their kindness to us. A note from Ray Harris also landed in my inbox when he bumped into a session mate of ours who, though having left officership, has lived in Winnipeg for many years. Having chatted with her he thought of some of us and sent off notes. How very kind to hear his encouraging words.
Of course, it’s time for our annual Christmas dinner at THQ and this past week we gathered for food and fun. Below is a quick look at the music and the room.
We also did some serenading down the street at our Thrift Store which is very close to THQ. We took staff, employees, and officers for two days and went caroling. Below is a short clip of that event!