Saturday, December 26, 2020

Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

We are sending you our Christmas greetings from Ann Arbor, MI, USA with a video e-card, which we posted on YouTube, here, and below.  The text and photos also appear below.  Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday,

Ed & Shirley



We were just remembering
scenes from Forrest Gump
when the box of chocolates arrived,
just days after you left us.
The image of your gnarled hands
working the iPad screen
to ensure no one
was forgotten for the holidays
that was who you were
giving before you gave
your final breath.
Grace sometimes travels
through the mail
in ways we may not see,
but it arrives
We cannot remove the ribbon yet
and will save it for the gathering
around a meal with others
who come
as we came to your home
that first time
and tasted of the life
given away;
you taught us that,
and we will ever know 
which one
we get.

  "… life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." --Forrest Gump: 

A package from Alice arrived today, seven days after she passed
I can say no more than this...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Poem © Copyright 2018, E. G. Happ, All Rights Reserved.

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