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December 21, 2017

Thanks for Christmas and Readers

Harry M. Covert

In this season of giving, what could be more appropriate than to thank the wise readers of the The Tentacle for taking time to follow these stories?


Heading into 2018 Auld Lang Syne is the proper tune. I still remember my sixth grade days in Miss Martin’s class.


While this wonderful teacher taught us Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, I’d get to daydreaming, pretending to listen but reading instead the story of Lou Gehrig, the great New York Yankees baseball player.


At the same time I’d write notes to myself wondering if I’d be alive and well in 2018. I’ve made it. I can admit Miss Martin caught me. I had to solve numerous long division problems without benefit of a slide rule or calculator.


The easiest part of my penalty was erasing the blackboard.


It is thrilling to see and enjoy achievements in lifestyles today. What other technology will be coming in the New Year? It’s rather difficult to make any predictions in the coming days and weeks. There will be many.


As the Christmas season booms, lots of achievements are on the way.


It’s rather exciting to see the lights and decorations, Christmas cards and the real and artificial trees so prominent and everywhere. Trains under our trees.


The holidays give us a chance to take a rest from all the meanest of so many commentators and entertainers, media and politicians.


The business of public care and concern may take some chill pills for a few days. We deserve a rest. It’s guaranteed the wild and wooly battles will erupt on every level after the first day of the New Year. This will be fun most certainly.


As Sir Winston Churchill said many years ago, “Americans always do the right thing after they’ve tried everything else.”


The battle fields will be ready. The country seems decidedly split, divided and ready to engage major warfare.


For the moment, enjoy the eggnog, with or without adult spirits. Of course, Santa Claus in the guise of Father Christmas and other gift givers is the order of the day.


Hang those stockings by the chimney with care, St. Nicholas will soon be there.


Looking back, it was great listening to my teachers. They were dedicated, smart and prepared their classes for these days.


I still keep notes, take names and don’t forget.


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