Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas Sort Of

Legal Preamble From the Linna Family(Hereinafter called the family or Wishor) To our relatives, friends, a few enemies, and a guy we met on the street (herineafter called the wishee), Please accept without obligation , express or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non addictive, gender –neutral celebration of the winter stolstice holiday practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious/ secular persuasions and / or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all… and a financially successful , personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2006, but with due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures or sects. This greeting implies no promise by the Wishor to actually implement any of the wishes for the Wishee, Any references implied in this greeting to a deity shall not imply any endorsement by or from said deity in respect to this greeting. The same may be said for any other traditionally festive figures, whether actual or fictitious, dead or alive. All statements made concerning the year of the Wishor are to be considered true within the broadest range of the understanding of truth.
Having read that.

We wish you

a Blessed Christmas

And a

Happy New Year

News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my garage where the trains still run and life has returned to normal.– Lots of excitement in Pigeon Falls last night. Somebody broke into Eino Garage and stole the stone hermit statue. In so doing they set off all the alarms and seemed to have gotten caught on video. The problem is that the video doesn’t show anybody going in but only leaving. Further the closet door in the basement where the statue was kept seems to have been broken out from the inside rather than in from the outside. The video shows a man leaving the garage that looks a bit like the hermit and there is a piece missing from his shoe. Eino says that he hasn’t figured out how they did this. He doesn’t know how they got the statue out without the statue being seen. There is no way one man could have done it but there are no others in the video. Just another one of those mysteries.
Mrs. Schmidt is all excited because she And her husband are leaving tomorrow on the early train for the airport in Iron Mountain. Then they will fly to Hawaii and she will finally live out her dream of a : “Warm Christmas”.
Dr. Fortress ran a free train today for anybody who wanted to go Christmas shopping in Iron Mountain. There were even cars there to take them where they wanted to go. It was all paid for, according to Dr. Fortress by Homeland Security because people didn’t have the opportunity to shop while they were quarantined. Perhaps, the government has a heart after all.
Tommy, Eino, and Mrs. Trumble met last night and talked about what Tommy and Eino had seen at the end of the tracks. They decided it might be best at this time not to tell anybody since they were probably not going to be believed anyway. This is true since the trestles seemed to be back even if slightly askew. Tommy can’t understand how one day they could be gone and the next day be back. It could be they were all hallucinating.
Nancy says that people would like to have answers but don’t think they are going to get any. So most of them are just going to celebrate Christmas and go on with their life.
Will we ever know what Tommy and Eino saw? Will the trestles disappear again? Will anybody ever explain the quarantine? What is Mrs. Schmidt giving her husband for Christmas?

No link for the day until next Wednesday so go have fun. Of course if you want to leave the words Dr. John here and there that’s ok.
I sent out some Christmad Greetings this morning. Then we went shopping. My daughter drove and she says we didn't get lost but the building we were going to had moved or something because it wasn't there. That was as good as lost. Then we got to two stores and did Christmas and grocery shopping. I think the Christmas shopping is just about done. Well I need a breathing treatment. ( Esther I need your E-mail address)


Blogger Chana said...

i love the picture of you and Betty. it brings me comfort and joy. thank you.

Merry Christmas to you both and to yours too. May God Bless you every second of every day of every year. May he bring you both, strength, faith, love, peace and joy. well, even more so.

i'm off to Canmore today with the whole family. i will see you online soon but not soon the meantime i will be so happy just knowing that you are closer to your grandkids and family and enjoying so much of their company. enjoy, be happy and laugh is what i wish you both..
Hawaii, here she comes and i'm so happy for her, for them. have a great trip.
the hermit is back alive in human form and he walked away. now that is something. i can't wait to read what comes next. this is the bestest (;p) of stories.
Merry Christmas to the whole town and may i thank them for keeping my mind so happily entertained for so long.
Until soon sir. My heart to you and Betty and yours. XO

5:13 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

I still dont understand why people arent after Petrovich for answers. He seems to have disappeared with the blue mist. Hmmmmm.

This wishee accepts the wishors greeting and sends it right back. :-)

5:45 AM  
Blogger Sunflower Optimism said...

Your legal "disclaimer' was hysterical - it's all so silly, isn't it?

Wishing you all much joy and every Christmas blessing!

6:00 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Hey, I received that picture in my mail yesterday! Being poor and lazy, you will have to wait until tomorrow for your picture of me -- and you will have to visit my blog to get it.

Merry Chritmas everyone! May God bless you and yours with love in abundance.

6:06 AM  
Blogger Smythe said...

Merry Christmas and much joy to you, Dr. John and Betty --blessings!

6:17 AM  
Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

I got my sewing kit today. Thank you. Thank you.

And thank you for the wonderful Christmas card inside it.

Merry Christmas and hope you will have a safe and happy New Year..

P.S. Todays entry was very amusing.

7:25 AM  
Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours..
And Dr.John sent me..

8:33 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...


10:51 AM  
Blogger W. J. St. Christopher said...

This mind boggles from an over-abundance of convoluted legalese and dodgy political correctness!

I do believe you just wished me a Merry Christmas! So, I'm wishing you, and all the Lovely Linnas, a Very Merry Christmas, indeed!

It's been a real treat sharing the past year with you, Dr. John. And to think, if God hadn't created birch trees, we might never have met!

Stay safe and warm!

* * *

No, the government does NOT have a heart, generally speaking . . .

* * *

There's a very real possibility that we shouldn't know what Mrs. Schmidt is giving her husband for Christmas. There is such a thing as too much information!

12:54 PM  
Blogger SME said...

A very happy Christmas and a merry New Year to you and all yours!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

whew- I got a little worried there for a minute, reading all that hocus-pocus and was thinking to myself, "now wouldn't it be a whole lot easier just to say,'Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year!'?"
But, then, you restored my faith in you by saying just that.
And, the same to you!

5:51 PM  
Blogger jafabrit said...

Merry christmas to you both and all the best for the new year.

Your legal disclaimer was brilliant :)

6:02 PM  
Blogger fennymun said...

Merry Christmas to you and Betty!

Seems that majority of your clever 'disclaimer' is applicable to the other part of the globe here as well.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

I wish you and Betty a very merry Christmas filled with the love of family and friends.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous tina said...

John, I'd like to wish you and your lovely Betty a beautiful and truly blessed Christmas. Enjoy !

11:32 PM  
Blogger bazza27 said...

Me and wifey (and kids) would like to wish the pair of you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

12:48 AM  
Anonymous sandy said...

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you both and your family and a Happy New Year. What a lovely couple you make, thank you for the photo.
Haven't been around much but hope to catch up with you again in the New Year, your posts are always a pleasure and often a great comfort. Thank you.

6:05 PM  
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