Greetings of the Season

It is true that the earth’s axis is the reason for the season, but only in the most literal sense, of course.

This is the time of the year that is holy or special to people all around the world, and it is worthwhile to recognize that. Given the pageant of human cultures, it would be a shame to limit ourselves to acknowledging only one holiday. Here are a few that I know about:

Xmas, Boxing Day, Bridging Day, Chanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Las Posadas, Ramadan, Solstice, Saturnalia, New Year, Feast of Sacrifice, Santa Lucia’s Day, St. Nicholas’ Day, St. Stephan’s Day, St. Etienne’s Day, Rizal, Quema del Diablo, La Purisma, Dingaan’s Day/Day of Reconciliation, Day of Goodwill, Emperor’s Birthday, Newtonmas, Hari Raya Haji, Feast of the Sacrifice, and Johnkanus.

Our celebrations will be more subdued this year for heartfelt reasons, but the new year beckons, and I hope it brings good news.

Happy Holidays, however you choose to spend them!

Pablo and Libby

Missouri calendar:

  • Christmas

14 Responses to “Greetings of the Season”

  1. Ontario Wanderer Says:

    Hello Pablo, Sorry that your Kenya visit was cut short and even sorrier that Libby was the unexpected reason. I do hope things get better for her soon and that you all have a happy new year ahead. Thanks for always supplying all of us with a daily blog. I think almost no one is so faithful to their blog as you. I do look forward to seeing Roundrock someday in your company. Nothing like a great wander through the woods and around a great lake!
    Ontario Wanderer

  2. oldwhitelady Says:

    Now, THAT’S a Christmas tree! I hope you both have a good holiday.

  3. bill Says:

    I’ve never heard of some of those. But I’m always willing to celebrate.

  4. robin andrea Says:

    Wlshing you, Libby, and the kids a lovely holiday. You are in our thoughts and we send our best wishes for Libby’s good health. That would be the perfect gift today.

  5. Pam in Tucson Says:

    What a lovely tree! Wherever you and Libby celebrate, whether home or hospital, I know it will be warm, loving and beautiful. We wish you and your family good health and great happiness. Peace …

  6. roger Says:

    may you have a wonderful year, with a swim together in a full lake.

  7. LauraO Says:

    Wishing Libby a speedy recovery, and hope you both have a Blessed Holiday Season. Love the tree!

  8. Cathy Says:

    What a lovely tree, Pablo. My husband too, had set backs after his by-pass. Seven years out – he’s doing very well. Warmest wishes for Libby’s recovery and that your New Year bring peace and comfort, healing and happy trips to your beloved Round Rock.

  9. karl Says:

    may the holidays and new year embrace you in health, happiness and good cheer. you are in our prayers.


  10. Walter Jeffries Says:

    Merry Chrismas, Pablo and best wishes for Libby’s speedy recovery!
    -Walter & family
    in Vermont

  11. Joseph Duemer Says:

    My very best to you Pablo & wishing Libby a speedy recovery.

  12. Tjilpi Says:

    G’day. Hope all is well.

  13. Deb Says:

    Here’s hoping you had the best holiday possible, and that next year’s will be even better than normal. And like someone else said, may you have a full lake to swim in.

  14. Rurality Says:

    Merry Christmas. Hope next year’s is better. 🙂

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