Monday, December 25, 2006

Chain Mail

As I pulled off the freeway at my home exit last night, my music randomizer landed on Aimee Mann’s song “Jacob Marley’s Chain.” The randomizer sometimes knows too well where I am, and what season it is. I’m nervous when machines know too much about me.

It’s been a busy season. I sent my family a message yesterday:

Just to make it official, I did not send any boxes or envelopes to any of you. Don't panic when they don't get there.

After I got the thermostat turned up last night and the water heater fired, I checked my e-mail and found the following from my sister:

I AM thankful to have you as a brother and to have all the family that we do. I don't think this year would have been the same without everyone. No One could do it alone.

I LOVE YOU For now and FOREVER!!

In the words of a guy who used to work for Jacob Marley, God bless us every one—especially the kid in the back who sneezed.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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