Friday, December 22, 2023

Saturday 9


1. As you can see, when Sam Winters was a little girl, she loved giving her annual wish list to Santa. If you could ask Santa for anything at all, right now, what would it be? A phone call from my dear friend Henry. He is in the hospital, lapsing in and out of consciousness, unable to speak, and he likely won't recover. Friday was his 61st birthday. I love him and miss him.

2. Are you currently on the Naughty or Nice list? How did you get there? I am on the Nice list because I always try to do good. I don't always succeed, but I believe Santa appreciates the effort.

3. Are you traveling this Christmas? If so, are you going by car, plane or train? I am local this year.

4. Did you ship any gifts to friends and family this year? If yes, which one traveled the farthest? This journal went almost 2,000 miles to my oldest friend in Hesperia, CA. 

Learn more about it here

5. Did you buy yourself a gift this year? Why yes, I did! When Anthony Rizzo, my favorite-most ballplayer, returns to the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field for the first time since he was so cruelly traded, I will be there! My tickets have been confirmed.

This is misleading. Friday games @ Wrigley Field are always at 1:20 PM.

6. Which do you prefer: candy canes or gingerbread? Gingerbread.

7. Close your eyes and tell us the first carol that comes to mind. "Winter Wonderland." The first thing that popped into my head was Andy Williams holding that last high note on "Sleigh bells ring ..." and then I had to go through the song from the beginning to get to the title. I am old and this happens.

8. What's your favorite winter beverage? It hasn't gotten really cold yet, but when it does, I'm going to start drinking hot tea.

9. Share a memory from last Christmas. Instead I'm sharing a memory from Christmas 2021 because it's on my mind. We didn't know it at the time, but it was my last Christmas with Henry in Key West. Here's the view we enjoyed as we had our seaside holiday lunch. It looks like a picture postcard, doesn't it?