About Michael’s Annual Christmas Messages
I started writing Michael’s Annual Christmas Messages in 1959 and just kept doing it for 54 years. It has been quite a ride over that time. The idea was to tell people a little about our lives and to provide some political satire to make them laugh. The Messages became a tradition in our home and, I’m told, in a few others. We kept copies in albums along with other remembrances of each of the years. It was a joy to write and reread them. What they have always contained is an evolution of thought, a history of our family and proof that our most important gifts are those that are already unwrapped – the treasures of family experiences, our caring for one another – and our health. I decided to post summaries of some of the more memorable messages on this blog (See below) as a convenience for me to visit what I thought about way back when and perhaps more recently than that.