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December 26, 2008

Greetings from the Czech Republic...

From: Christopher Corsaut
To: My family
Hello All!
While searching for something touching and profound, I came to find "Christmas Chill" by Paul Curtis

Enjoy your Christmas day in peace
Avoid any kind of quarrel or wrangle
Chill out, relax and enjoy the day
And don't get your tinsel in a tangle!

Ha ha. Simple wisdom and the last line reminds you of snoop dogg? lol

Merry Christmas! I will be missing my family during this season of special memories, and my heart will be with them.

I know however that I am very fortunate to experience Christmas festivities in a different part of the world. Here there are trees, lights, presents, music and gatherings as Americans might expect. Christmas celebration is on the 24th, through the day that the sun begins to rise in the sky again toward the life giving days of spring.

For the meal we will enjoy a carp fish stuffed with potato salad, which is even more bizarre than it sounds when you see that the fish are chosen from tanks near the Christmas market in the town square! Whacked on the head and thrown in a bag. Also, the celebratory meal is a special green soup, fresh sauerkraut that has been fermenting in a stone keg, salad, and so many delicious sweets.

I hope your holiday celebrations are full of refreshing, humorous and meanful memories with the best of friends, family and food!

Much love and Na Zdravi (to health!),

Christopher Corsaut
Be the Change, Go Green!

P.S. Christmas was fun, and the carp was delicious, the potato salad was on the side actually, not stuffed in it. The two soups, mushroom and sauerkraut, were soooo tasty.

You would have enjoyed the ritual before we sat to eat when we each ate garlic and honey, "garlic to make you healthy, honey to keep you sweet." It was a neat tradition from eastern Slovakia.

I love you, Nana! Talk with you soon!

Postscript: The Czech Republic is near the border of Germany.

December 1, 2008

Dear Santa...


This is Nick's letter to Santa Claus.
(Don't forget to click on any picture
to see it up close and personal.)

Typed on Nana's
"old timey typewriter"!

Nick rubber stamped, colored,
typed the envelope.

I'm sure Santa will appreciate the
letter Nick wrote
for his sister and
himself, and
is busy making the
toys as we speak!