Just kidding – we don’t even have a sponsor to interrupt us, but I do have a few pictures and thoughts to go with them. I’m taking a break from my PEST (Post Election Stressful Trauma) and concentrating on the potential for holiday good cheer with cards from old friends and a former President I shamelessly admire for his ongoing efforts to “Wage Peace” in a lifetime of public service.
This year’s card
Each year for many years former President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter send us a Christmas card. I can set my Christmas clock by it. It’s one of two cards that arrive at Casa de Canterbury immediately following Thanksgiving. Our tried-and-true friend James Brown from Greenville sends a beautiful card we always love that announces the holiday season, and the Carters are close behind with good wishes from their family and the Carter Center.
I first began supporting Jimmy Carter in 1976 when he was running for President. At the time I was disenchanted with the Washington establishment during and following the Nixon administration. I believed we needed a change from those horrific public Watergate nightmares in order to move forward with a higher moral compass in the White House. I thought the peanut farmer from Plains, Georgia would be just the person to shake things up…OMG, Somebody stop me.
I just can’t give it a rest.
Oh well, enjoy a few of the other Carter Christmas cards over the years. I promise to shut up.
President Carter’s own drawing of cutting a Christmas tree with his daughter Amy
Christmas in Plains, Georgia, his home town
(another personal drawing)
His boyhood home in Plains
(also his drawing)
I couldn’t have said it better myself. From the Carters and Casa de Canterbury to all our friends in cyberspace.