Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays

.. from my family to yours. When I think back to a year ago, I realize this has been a great year. Not a perfect year, of course, but much better than most people would have expected. It hasn't been the end of the world as we know it. The financial crisis has passed, and the economy is improving. We hope that things will continue to improve.

In the meantime, we are fortunate to have all of our children and grandchildren—with the exception of my son and his fiancee who live in Hawaii—with us tonight. My job today is to fix the turkey and prepare the gravy and mashed potatoes. This year I've added a mushroom casserole thanks to my Aunt's recipe. My wife is doing a leg of lamb and a ham, and our friends and relatives (we'll have about 35 for dinner tonight) are bringing the rest. It's a wonderful tradition that is enjoyed by old and young, and if all goes well we'll be toasting with champagne and dancing come midnight.


CDLIC said...


Thank you for a wonderful year of sharing your experience, insight and knowledge with us. I anxiously look for to the next. You are the BEST!!!

jj said...

I can only echo CDLIC and add my thanks for patience in answering the many questions that come your way. Your responses are as insightful as you blog posts. All the best to you in the coming year.

Bill said...

Merry Christmas! I personally give thanks for having access to such an informative and clarifying website. Thanks for all you do and have a Happy New Year also.

Cabodog said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. It's been a very stressful year and I'll admit, there were times I read your posts again and again for clarity during the murky months last winter and spring.

Thank you so much for the unselfish sharing of your thoughts. In many ways, it's your gift to us. Thank you.

狂猪 said...

Merry Christmas!

Your generosity was a tremendous help to me. Thank you!

Douglas said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your family, Scott. And Mele Kalikimaka to your son and his fiancé in Hawai'i.

And a prosperous New Year to all of us.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas (Szczęśliwych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia)and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to You and Your Family. Thanks for sharing with us your wisdom and time.
Beside, the profit profile of your blog there is a fascinating possibilty to understand the forces turning the economy around.

Vespasianus said...

Felices fiestas para toda tu familia. Always a pleasure to learn from your blogs.

Paul said...

Scott, Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thanks so much for this blog. You have been an excellent voice of calm and clarity this year.

The Therapist Is In said...

Happy Holidays Scott, all the best to you and your family, thanks for adding clarity and calm in turbulent times.

Bob said...


You have a very beautiful family. I'm sure you agree that family is everything. We did a family portrait in white shirts and jeans a few years back. Ony it was in black and white. But it was very effective.

All the best to you and yours and a happy and prosperous New Year.

Thanks for your generosity in sharing your wealth of knowledge and accumalated years of experience.


Louis Cyphre said...

Feliz Navidad y todo lo mejor para 2010!

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