So here it is time once again for that serious annual writing project as assigned to me by the English teacher –Mrs. T. I know the rules; try not to be too wordy (clearly a tendency among us history teachers), get the facts right but don’t brag too much, and so on and so forth. Well cutting to the chase I haven’t had a fresh idea what to write in the annual Christmas letter in years. They are definitely easy to satirize but my duty being what it is I won’t go down that road.Therefore I’m going with the thought that they are a wonderful tradition and if the grinches out there don't like them..... get a life. Hereby I present the annual Troutbirder family Christmas letter (with a few minor adjustments according to FEDERAL PRIVACY REGULATIONS).
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
The Troutbirders send season’s greetings to family, friends, neighbors and fellow bloggers. 2012 has been another good year. Barb remains cancer free and Rays heart ablation appears to have been a great success. We took some fun camping and vacation trips; pets Baron and Simba kept us well occupied. Ray did a lot of hiking, biking, fishing and reading so he would have pictures and stories to put on his blogs. Barb was active in Red Hats, Kiwanis, bridge, book club, church and worked for Christmas in Fillmore County, and also cooperated with Toys For Tots. The last two items have kept her very busy, all in the interest of providing Christmas toys for children who would otherwise be without.The news from Arizona is that both our son and daughter in law are working full time for a suburban Phoenix school district. She serves as a school psychologist and he is teaching high school biology and chemistry. Our grandchildren also are working in the same school as students who happen to love reading and are doing very well. The newest is in kindergarden where his adjustment to life in America is an ongoing process.
Remembering Ted and all those who have passed on, Deanne and our friends and family here and far away, good health, good cheer and Merry Christmas.