It's so quiet here. Every Christmas I wish I lived closer to home, though family and friends are so scattered. For the last two Christmases I was able to spend it in Maryland with my girlfriend's family but this year the job calls.
For all those I love and can't hug in person from California to Maryland, and Vietnam to Bolivia to Canada - JoAnn, Barbara, Clara, Ruth, Martha, Bonnie, Pete, Lesley, Maria, Gary, Cletus, Dean, Bob, Carol, Robin, Wanda, Doris, Mike, Chris, Angela, Karen, Jeanne, Stan and Janet, Richard and Suz.
Here's the hug.