Adventures in History and Romance

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidaze!

Since I've been busily working on my book revisions which are due in January, I haven't had time to send out a lot of holiday cards. But here is one of our favorites that we've given over the years. It's a photo of hubby and I on a ski trip that we used for our holiday card a few years ago:

One of my favorite passages from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" tells of the joy of remembering loved ones at this time of year:

"Again the Ghost sped on, above the black and heaving sea -- on, on -- until, being far away, as he told Scrooge, from any shore, they lighted on a ship. They stood beside the helmsman at the wheel, the look-out in the bow, the officers who had the watch; dark, ghostly figures in their several stations; but every man among them hummed a Christmas tune, or had a Christmas thought, or spoke below his breath to his companion of some bygone Christmas Day, with homeward hopes belonging to it. And every man on board, waking or sleeping, good or bad, had had a kinder word for another on that day than on any day in the year; and had shared to some extent in its festivities; and had remembered those he cared for at a distance, and had known that they delighted to remember him."

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a blessed and prosperous year in 2012!