If the technology wrote to its hundred best friends, what would it say?
Every December revisits the (mostly) good-natured
: those page-length greetings, ranging in
from a chatty but generic personal letter to a message from a
corporate annual report, that families send along with their Christmas cards. If your stack of end-of-year greetings included, in
between the cards from the Webers and the Websters, a letter from those
go-getters in the Webservices family, what might they have to say about
Gosh, its been quite a year for all of us. We opened the year with
a resolution to make more
for what matters most: As 2005 beckons, our friends the
DoDders (the ones with that cute five-sided
back east) have called our bluff with a friendly challenge to
. Wed love to tell you more, but you know those DoDders:
always touchy about keeping
, even when it seems like theyre just going
through the motions
. But theyre great folks, and we expect to spend
a lot more time with them
in the future.
Weve been thinking about getting a
: We like our current place just fine, but people have a
hard time finding their way to us unless they come back right after
they leave. Well, weve been working with our realtor, and were
getting pretty close to deciding what we
, so maybe next year well be easier to visit.
Family tensions are under control, not like in some past years when
people werent even on speaking terms. There have been some pretty bad
times for Uncle Jetty
and Aunt Netty
but theyre talking
to each other more often
and it seems as if theyre really trying
to get along
We have to admit that the year has had its disappointments: Our
long-planned trip to the
looks as far away as ever, so the kids are asking if
we can go somewhere closer soon. While were at it, we might pick a safer
. We dont mind an adventure once in a while, but
sometimes its easier (and less expensive) just to spend time with our
Hoping that 2005 brings you wonderful things,
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