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Merry Christmas!

I hope Santa brought all that you could desire. 🙂

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

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Season’s Greetings

Merry Christmas, one and all!

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Okay, someone knows me and my love for obscure presidents and must’ve dug deep into my Amazon wish list (Okay, okay. Lists…), because, when I opened an envelope that looked suspiciously like junk mail today, what should fall out but… a Warren G. Harding mouse pad! I laughed. 😀

I don’t know who sent this, but, if you read this blog, many thanks. You made my day.

RELATED: More about our 29th President. There’s no doubt he was weak and his administration plagued by scandal, but I think History has judged him a bit too harshly.

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I have to give in to my Inner Little Kid for a moment and share what I got for Christmas. This is some neat stuff:

Books

Doris Kearns-Goodwin’s A Team of Rivals. Abe Lincoln is a deeply-felt hero to me, so I’m looking forward to reading this.

Rick Atkinson’s The Day of Battle. Part two of his Liberation Trilogy, this one covers the Allied campaign in Italy from 1943-44. His first book, An Army at Dawn, was brilliant; I have high expectations for this.

Jon Meacham’s American Lion, a biography of Andrew Jackson. I have ambivalent feelings about President Jackson: On the one hand, he was unstinting in his pursuit of a strong American nation and faced down early moves toward secession. On the other, he was a prime mover behind the Cherokee removal from Georgia, which can only be described as a crime of ethnic cleansing. I’ll be interested to see how Meacham weighs all these and other factors.

DVDs

Seasons three and eight of Stargate SG-1. One of my favorite shows, it’s a model for what an adventure series should be, science-fiction or not.

Star Wars Episode Four: A New Hope, containing both the wonderful original version and the bowdlerized revision. Han shot first!

The Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. A deep-inside joke from my sister, I had to laugh when I opened the package. I will have revenge.

Miscellany

A new and very needed wallet, a pen so heavy I could hurt someone with it, magnetic bookmarks, cards from friends and family, a Borders gift card, and some always welcome cash.

A nice haul indeed.

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Silent night

A Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night. Big Hug

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