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    December 23, 2005



    I feel all warm and fuzzy.



    What a nice Christmas letter. I love that you all take turns writing it.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Nilbo.


    The Christmas letters in my mailbox often are just sucky.

    But if I should receive this fine epistle, I'd think myself quite lucky.



    Still no guesses on the Christmas picture? Would it help if there were a Volkswagen parked at the curb with the license plate 28IF ?

    Jim Fogg

    Is this a trick question?

    Abbey Road pehaps?

    Peace and Merry Xmas


    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Ling Family!


    Oh--love the Christmas letter with edits--warm and fuzzy happy family!

    Love, Joy and Peace to the Ling family and friends at this blessed Christmas season--


    Oh--and in the pic the cars are on the wrong side of the road and they look awfully expensive/fancy--I can't think what you're doing though....hmmm--I give up--whatcha doin'? Goose marching?


    Oh, dear, Effie ... and Jim handed it to you on a platter! We're at the famous zebra crossing on Abbey Road, recreating the Beatles picture as closely as we could - note John in the lead, hands in pockets (sadly, Allison left her white suit at home); Ringo; then Paul with the bare feet; and finally George, dressed entirely in denim.

    We are, it is clearly evident, the dorkiest family to visit Britain in the past year. Possibly ever.


    Y'all are the dorkiest family EVER, I think. And I love it.

    Merry Christmas, lovely Lings.

    Bucky Four-Eyes

    I wasn't gonna jump in on the Abbey Road was pretty obvious to me, but then, it could be an AGE thing.

    And to add to the bundle of good wishes you're receiving here, let me add a Merry Christmas to the, uh, cunning Lings. ;)


    Oh sure.. I have to follow Bucky!

    Still, that was a very clever letter from a heart-warming family. And your thoughts at the end of the post are much appreciated. Happy Christmas, Nils.


    What a great letter - beautiful family - and wonderful reminder. Thanks, Nils.


    Like Bucky, I figured knowing the Abbey Road reference was an age thing. I caught it immediately. Always did like that album. :-)

    That was a great letter. As you say no family always has good times. But it sounds like you have a close, loving family and that's what gets you through the lousy times.

    Merry Christmas to the Lings!


    Re-creating the Abby Road back cover, Natch! I do forget where that is exactly, though.
    Great pic, Nilbo! Have a great Christmas!


    It's not an age thing, Bucky and Squirl, I got the Abbey Road reference too.

    That's a great Christmas letter. I always figure, if it's worth writing, it'w worth doing with style.

    Merry Christmas to all the Lings!


    Merry Christmas, Nilbo and company!


    Nilbo, if you have time, would you please explain Boxing Day? Happy Boxing Day, BTW!

    suburban misfit

    I *totally* got the Abbey Road reference and I don't even own the album!

    Man, I wish I had a kid old enough to marry into your family. That would rock.

    Happy Christmas, Merry New Year...wait...switch that.


    Beatles? Who are these Beatles you speak of?


    Happy Holidays to you all.

    Bucky Four-Eyes

    'Tis with a heart full of holiday cheer that I tell you to suck it for that last comment. :)


    Now, now, Buckster. We let the children believe that Paul McCartney was never in a band before Wings. And that Madonna wrote "American Pie" and the Fugees wrote "Killing Me Softly". If they learned how little creativity their generation actually has displayed, it would kill them. You kids run along and listen to your "music" that some dimwitted street thug "wrote" by using a "sampler". Us doddering old folks will be over in the corner with the real thing.


    your daughters are gorgeous! AND FUN! What an awesome letter!!!!

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