December 2016

Merry Christmas:

Well we still have Suzy -- that's the cat that lives with us. Note I did not say "our cat Suzy" because nobody "owns" a cat.

Other than that, what's new? We still love each other. That's good. Grandkid total remains at eleven. Two little girls from our son Steve & Jenny: Elektra & Teagan, will be 4 & 7 in February. A total of nine from "The Mom" Cindy & Israel: Noah, Maggie, SarEl, Yonah, Tal, Faith Song, Boaz, Derek & Jewel Grace, ranging in age from 18 to 3.

Well The Donald is now president-elect and I can only cite the governmentese phrase that applies to this situation: "Well, it will be interesting." (Translated into English, that means "I don't know what the hell is going to happen!")

Something to do: Ask yourself what are the three things that you have excelled at in your life? For me. It's ping pong, writing & cooking. And you?

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Finally, here are a few vagrant thoughts that might amuse you (or tickle your thought process):
     "Don't eat more than your stomach can hold (unless it's really, really good)."
     "Ponder the imponderable: What do cats have instead of a conscience?"
     "Pregnancy is merely an uncomfortable bump with a favorable outcome."

Though we're a bit longer in the tooth (isn't everyone?), as usual we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

            The Marks

And click here for some some grand kid pics: