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Boxing Day 2019

Boxing Day, where the masters of yore gave to the servants gifts (boxes) of money, or treasure, or (as seen in Downton Abbey) cloth to make make clothes.

I’m spending the day in Lee’s Summit, catching up with people from years ago, seeing my sister and family, and figuring out things to do with two very disinterested nephews.

Christmas Day feast included brisket supplied by me, mashed potatoes, baked beans and green beans, salad, and the usual assortment of sweet treats that hearken back to our childhood.  And Prosecco.

Christmas Day also included virtual attendance at Washington National Cathedral, thanks to the webcast of their Christmas Day Eucharist on YouTube.  I partook of everything whilst driving, except for the actual act of communion, of course.

The new car behaved admirably, although I must say that the gadgets and driver-helpers on the car some getting used to!

Now into the evening, and I’m at my hotel and ready for sleep.  Going to midnight service on Christmas Eve gets harder as one gets older. The drive today on I-70 was easy, but staying awake wasn’t.

A Christmas selfie: