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Twas the day after...

Our Christmas was unusual in that it is, to the best of our recollection, (a weak caveat indeed) the first Christmas we spent alone since 1961. So this year we had few gifts under the tree.  Mei Mei bought her present, a mattress topper, and I bought my present, two Apple mini HomePods.  Scott hosted a family Zoom and Kayla generated a trivia game about the family, played on iPhones. Amazing what we take for granted in terms of technology.

We did enjoy lovely dinner for two (+ four GRs).  Mei Mei fixed a tenderloin with roasted potatoes and carrots.  A Waldorf salad, rolls and a beautiful mince pie accompanied the feast. A lovely Malbec was served.  

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I should point out that I helped in preparing the meal.  It’s part of a carbon reduction program I have initiated.

I had a video chat with sister Betty and each of our girls.  It’s interesting that both girls wanted to know if I got their gifts.  Apparently the notification for both gifts were diverted to spam by my intensely powerful spam filter.  Pam’s gift was truly unique.  A service known as Storyworth will forward a question from Pam every week.  Then at the end of the year, a book will be made of the answers.  The first question is “What was your Dad like when you were a child”.

Most of the day, we relaxed and read while listening to Christmas music on the new HomePods.  The little Drummer Boy was repeated by several artists...

  © Robert Graham