[Look how Little Di is patting me on the knee ~ I just love that!]
On Christmas Evening, my twin brother posted on facebook:
"Sorry-- no Christmas shomily (short homily) this year. But, to all of you who make my life better by being a part of it, Merry Christmas!"
But, actually, he was just being modest. For, in fact, earlier in the day, he had emailed the family with this perfect "shomily":
"Merry Christmas, sibs! I was thinking last night about what an unlikely, eclectic mix we are; what each one of us brings to that mix; and how it just wouldn't work if any one of us weren't part of that mix. I love you all very much, and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas."
To which my older brother Dave replied with a "shomily" of his own:
"A very Merry Christmas from the Dave Carriker household. I agree with what Bruce had to say. Our branch of the clan is far and away the most unusual and had no chance of being otherwise. Our various life experiences have created an entity that is both blunt instrument and surgical tool."
Us Four Little Kids ~ 1967
A New Bike for Aaron ~ 1970 (best guess)
See also my
Haiku For the Family