December 23rd, 2017 by Gary Osberg

I trust that all is well in your village and in your cottage. One year ago yesterday I had emergency surgery to repair a hernia. I spent Christmas 2016 home alone watching “Home Alone”. During 2017, I had no health issues except a bit of the flu. In February, I will be having carpal tunnel surgery on my right wrist. The left one was repaired in 2013 and it seems to be holding up. May 2018 be without any health issues for you.

I have attached “Christmas Angel 2017”. The artist is my granddaughter Christen Fouquette. Her older sister Kaylin Marie created the very first Christmas Angel in 2002 when she was seven years old. Christen drew her first angel when she was five years old. This is Christen’s eighth Angel. May you have a very Happy Holiday season with your family and friends.

This week, the “Live from Here with Chris Thile” show is a rebroadcast from December 2016 at The Town Hall in New York City. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers play “Pretty Little One” and “Santa Fe”; Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer join Chris for a few Bach pieces, including the third movement the Sonata No. 3 For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord. Comic Marina Franklin offers observations on single life in NYC. Plus: a Song of the Week for the season, “Douglas Fir”; Aoife O’Donovan with “Glowing Heart,” and even more music with the band; a look back at some classic holiday records; and a reading of the annual Christmas letter from the Pritchards of upstate New York. Tune in on your local public radio station!

“What every child wants to know is ‘Do your eyes light up when I enter the room? Did you hear me and did what I say mean anything to you?’ That’s what they are looking for.
That’s what everybody is looking for.” Toni Morrison

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