December 15, 2008
Writing Christmas cards makes me think of Dad. Nearly everything does, but he was a big believer in keeping in touch. He sent out (and received) hundreds of cards every year. He placed a high value on friendship, and warned me how easily we can lose touch with people we care about. “Just one unreturned phone call or email”, he said, could do it. When he died, we were deluged with cards, letters, phone calls from people who knew and loved him. He had friends who had known him since childhood. He knew how to keep friends. And Christmas. Well.