They were also good at inventing holidays. No presents -- save a hostess gift -- and no huge commercial surge to bring on the gimmies, and I'm in. I think Easter comes in at a close second, and we'll have to thank the pagans and the Christians for that one.
We went to my brother's new house for two days, including a wonderful/stressful mini-high-school reunion. And, I annoyed everyone by taking their picture as if I were a pap stalking a starlet in rehab.
Hope yours was just as wonderful.
And now, see the twinkling lights ahead? It's that freight train we call Christmas. Look out.