In a time of hustle and bustle, so much of the older traditions seem to be fading away more and more!
A tradition can come in many forms and probably every family either has or has had one over the years. I would venture that not many have one that lasted this long, and in a way...that's a tragedy!
Texas men trade the same Christmas card for decades
Dec. 24, 2011 02:54 PM
WHITEHOUSE, Texas -- A Christmas card that crisscrossed the country as part of an old joke between two Texas men will rest this holiday for the first time in 61 years.
Acker Hanks mailed the card to his former neighbor Lee Kelley in 1950. Kelley, a prankster, mailed it back a year later.
The two continued sending the card back and forth, and when Kelley died, his widow mailed the tattered message for over a decade. Last year, it returned to Hanks unread. He believes Kelley's widow moved to a nursing home.
A list of dates and places in the worn card documents its journey. Hanks plans to frame it.
"I always looked forward to getting the card," he told the Tyler Morning Telegraph. "I don't think it'll ever leave me now."
That, my friends, is as good an example of tradition as there is! Not only that, but it shows a pretty fair amount of love between friends, if you ask me!
There should be that much love in all relationships, I think! Just my opinion, of course!
Coffee on the patio this morning. It's chilly but dry...so feel free to huddle up if you want!