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Jim's Jottings
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

by Jim Sherman, Sr.

December 22, 2010

When we first started this Jim's Jottings holiday tradition, the two grandchildren pictured on the wall (Dan and Karen Offer) were small enough to fit on my knees. It was 1988. Dan was 3-years-old and Karen was four-months-old. In that first picture, Karen had no hair, I had more and I still wore a suit and tie to work every day. Now they are grown and living out west and I only wear a tie if the occasion arises. They are the children of our daughter Luan and her husband, Bob Offer. Karen's a ski instructor in Vail, CO; Dan's in accounting in Cheyenne, WY,

Back then, the three grandchildren standing around me, were only being dreamed of and anxiously waited for. Now, too, they are growing and becoming fine young people. The Speed sibling standing behind me is Savannah, 15 with her beagle, Brodie. Next to me are the twins, Haley and Trevor, 11. Their proud parents are our daughter Susan and her husband, Tim Speed.

In 1988, I wrote, "From time to time their names appear in Jottings and I thought you might like to see who we're writing about." These days, I sometimes mention m'dog Shayna. That's her between Trev and me..

While situations, and stations have changed in the 22 years since 1988, some things do not change. We still find more joy in giving than in receiving and me and the grandkids still wish you a Merry Christmas!

-- Jim Sherman, Sr.