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Monday, December 24, 2018

'TIS THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS


(Reworked from several old posts.)

  
In 1979, when I wrote this, it was meant to be a joke just for Bud because I was tired of getting Xmas newsletters that said my husband was just elected God or my child just turned 6 & he's already Phi Beta Kappa. It's based on truth, as most humor is. Nameless was studying in Europe, Matt was at Northridge & worked for a sewer company. The “chunnel” (the tunnel across the English Channel) had not yet been built--I don’t know if it had even been planned at the time. Blake had just gotten his driver's license. General Motors was doing a lot better than they are now & we did buy a treadmill--also, we had a dog, Pepi. Bud liked it so much we sent it out with our cards. After receiving it, a friend told me that her husband asked her how I could brag like that. I liked her simple explanation: “It’s satire, stupid!”




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Merry Christmas!!----fishducky

 



12 comments:

  1. Replacing a bad bulb on the first try IS a miracle.
    Thank you so much for the laughter and the beauty your posts provide. I hope that you and your family have a truly wonderful mult-denominational holiday season and and even better New Year.

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    1. I guess it IS a miracle!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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  2. Yes, I agree! Replacing the bad bulb on the first try qualifies as a Christmas miracle!!
    Thank you so very, very much for making sure I get your spirit-lifting posts all year long! Love and hugs from Fargo! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! :)

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    1. You're VERY welcome. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Annie & the McFamily!!

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  3. I love your newsletter! Especially the first Jewish woman Pope under 21. The cartoons were great, too. It's hard to pick a favorite (not that I need to), but Frosty in the hot tub, and Little Stephen King's severed foot are at the top of my list.

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    1. And I love both your blogs. I hope this new year has you becoming a pennyillionaire!!

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  4. Loved your letter and sounds like some I have gotten. Seems Facebook has made the need for a bragging letter almost obsolete. Now they can brag everyday.
    Hope you and yours have a marvelous season. Thank you for the presents you have given us all year with laughter.

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  5. Heeheehee! That's the perfect letter, and i hope you have a blessed and beautiful holiday season, whatever you do or don't celebrate.

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  6. I like those letters, I always think the more they pore it on the more miserable they probably are, and I prefer that people be more miserable than I am...except for "fishducky."

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  7. and Merry Christmas-Hanukah to you and bud too. And the rest of your family too of course.

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  8. A wonderful Christmas-Hanukah, etc. to you, Fishducky.
    I'm making potato latkes for a Christmas dinner. Woohoo.
    All the best to you and Bud.

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Your comments make my day, which shows you how boring my life has become.