A Happy Christmas
A very happy New Year to the "Wastebasket" editor and all the readers.
Christmas has come and gone and I have heard folks say that it was the happiest Christmas they ever had.
To many, though, Christmas was sad--illness or death in the home. But our Christ came to comfort such as they.
We had a happy Christmas with all our family, numbering 27, including a new great-grandson. We were thankful for good health, food, and raiment, and most of all for the Christ.
May we all keep the Christmas spirit throughout the coming year. And count our blessings and share our happiness with those less fortunate.
The years are fast slipping by, and we are getting along in years. Don't think of being old. Life can be interesting. We can always find something worthwhile to do. Just brighten the corner where you are, and you'll be surprised how happy you can be--then you won't think of being old--only just been around awhile.
January 7, 1955