DEAR READERS AND LETTER WRITERS: This holiday season has been unlike any most of us have ever known. Traditions have had to be abandoned or creatively revised. Much-anticipated visits have been cancelled or put on indefinite hold. Grandparents will be missing first Christmases with new grandbabies. What may be last Christmases will be observed in solitude. None of this is easy, but hopefully, things will get back to a more normal state in 2021; and as generally happens, in a few years’ time, much of what has been endured will become stories to share with those too young to remember or yet to be born.
To all my readers (even the grouches!), letter writers, and their loved ones, I send best wishes for a Merry Christmas, and prayers for a brighter New Year.