Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holidailies -- Day 18

Today's prompt: Write a 'holiday card' letter - the sort that recaps the year. Say what you want to say instead of what you might send to relatives.

Well, I'm not going to do that exactly. But what I really want to say is that -- with the highly notable exceptions of my Aunt Jo and Cousin Rose --  my relatives mean less and less to me. The ones who have provided me with comfort since my mother died in September have been my friends (real live and cyber). Developing new traditions with them has been what brings me joy this holiday season. I'm not sure how that sentiment would play in a card, though.


  1. keep the people who lift you up close...many times they are not our family. sad but at least we do have our friends who know us and listen when we are in need. i am sure you are a dear friend to many!!

  2. That would be a dangerous assignment for me--as I had an incident with my sister recently. Passive aggression really pisses me off.