canada-338asDOESN’T TIME FLY……. CHRISTMAS DAY IS ONLY 1 WEEK AWAY……7 SHORT DAYS….. WOW…… I TRUST EVERYTHING IS ALL IN ORDER AT YOUR HOUSE……. WE WERE A LITTLE LATE GETTING ALL OUR CHRISTMAS CARDS IN THE MAIL….. I HOPE THE POSTAL SERVICE CAN GET THEM ALL DELIVERED ON TIME…. THE NEWS THAT A NORMAL POSTAGE STAMP IS GOING UP TO $1. PER STAMP IS ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE ….. AS A CHILD MY JOB WAS TO LICK A 2 CENT STAMP ON EACH OF CHRISTMAS CARDS AND THEN TUCK THE UN-LICKED ENVELOPE FLAP INSIDE THE CARD….. IF YOU LICKED THE CARD FLAP AND SEALED THE CARD THE POSTAGE WENT UP TO 3 CENTS……. THOSE WERE THE DAYS……. I WILL BE HEADING INTO SURGERY THIS AFTERNOON FOR AN INTERNAL EXPLORITORY EXAMINATION…… YOU KNOW THE KINDS…… A NUMBER OF TUBES DOWN MY THROAT AND A NUMBER OF HOSES UP MY BUTT…..I JUST HOPE THAT THEY DON’T GET ALL KNOTTED UP SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE….. INCLUDED IS A PICTURE OF ONE OF THE STAMPS WE USED FOR MAILING OUR CHRISTMAS CARDS……