Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Now THAT'S What I Call Tradition...!

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
Associated Press

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 feel free to huddle up if you want!


Anonymous said...

Love it :-)
To bad it had to end though.

Have a great day!

Sixbears said...

Friends are great. Friends with a quirky sense of humor are priceless.

Modern Day Redneck said...

I liked that.

JO said...

Its sad it has ended now but the memories will last for a life time. My friends pass a can of spam around. They hide in the next persons house. You know they are close to be able to hide that in the next ones house.
Of course I want to huddle up be right there. :)

TROUBLEnTX said...

My bro paid more for the brown n serve rolls, than he did for the ham. Why? Tradition, he said,,,lololol,,told him, time to change that!

treesong said...

What a wonderful, heart warming story!

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Sad to have to end it, but lif4e goes on, I suppose!

Still, they kept it going for a very long time!

You have a great day and thanks for coming by today!

Hey Sixbears...
Seems to me that a friend with a good sense of humor would be a great thing to have around!

Some of the fun traditions can build up a lot of memories!

Thanks for coming by this morning!

Hey Redneck...
It is kinda cool, isn't it?

You have a great day and thanks for the visit!

Hey JoJo...
I like the idea of hiding a can of Spam . I like Spam so that's a tradition I can get behind!

I'll have to start something like that here...only problem is, with who?

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Hey Trouble...
Sounds like he has the right idea anyway!

Some traditions are just better off replaced!

Thanks for coming by today

HermitJim said...

Hey Tree...
So good to see you again!

I agree with you. It warms my heart to think that a friendly tradition only stopped after death got in the way!

Hope your holiday was good and your New Year will be better!

Thanks for coming by today!