Death of a Christmas Tradition?

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  1. Elyssa says:

    I proofread my family’s Christmas newsletter every year (which my mom writes), and this year the paragraph about me screamed one thing: personal ad! It included everything except “single” and “likes long walks on the beach.” I asked Mom who she wanted to set me up with (and why over a hundred people need to receive the newsletter to make it happen), but she was laughing too hard to answer. I guess only time will tell if some family friend’s cousin’s son (or other random connection) comes out of the woodwork!

  2. Danny says:

    That’s flippin’ hilarious. If you were from Tennessee, you could have left “family friend” out of the picture and just waited on a cousin’s son to come out of the woodwork!

  3. kimddavidson says:

    I was wondering why Mom would want to do that? Who really gets these letters then gives them to their friends to see if they have anyone available? And I guess if you do live in the deep south, then this could be your “dating business card”. Maybe that’s a new reality show?

  4. Elyssa says:

    Oh, I’m fairly certain it was an unintentional personal ad–it’s not like Mom to meddle. But maybe it’s a sign of her subconscious desire for me? And Danny–it’s a good thing we’re Yankees, or there would be inbreeding!

  5. Emily Bucci says:

    One year my family received a newsletter that detailed the death of that family’s feline, including the little tidbit that the lid wouldn’t stay on the shoe box coffin once rigamortis set in. Awful, awful.

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