KAISER KAPPERS FOR 1969

MERRY CHRISTMAS, YOU ALL, AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR; FROM THE KOOKIE KAISER KLAN.
WE HOPE IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL YEAR, OUR YEAR WAS 'GOOD', 'BAD', AND 'INDIFFERENT'. FOR CHRISTMAS, WE GOT LOTS OF SNOW AND HONG CONG FLU. A REAL GOOD CASE OF BOTH. SANTA VISITED THE CHILDREN IN SPITE OF IT ALL SO THEY WERE HAPPY. WITH THE FLU, WE WENT TO THE ANNUAL FIREMAN'S CHRISTMAS DINNER, BRIDGEMAN'S CHRISTMAS DINNER, AN OLD EX NEIGHBORS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY AND KAREN EVEN MANAGED TO TURN 12.
HERE IS HOW OUR YEAR WNT. JANUARY WAS FULL OF SNOW AND COLD - AND FIGHTS. A FIGHT TO GET TO WORK, A FIGHT TO GET HOME FROM WORK & A FIGT NOW & THEN AFTER WORK. FEBRUARY: - MORE OF THE SAME EXCEPT THAT I TOOK MY ANNUAL TRIP UP NORTH FOR A WEEKEND WITH MY FOLKS AND MOTHER'S BIRTHDAY. MARV SPENT WEEKS HUNTING FOR ANOTHER CAR. THE LAST DAY IN FEBRUARY, WE HAD A NEW DODGE POLARA. THE FIRST DAY IN MARCH, WE HAD A NEW PROBLEM - OUR GARAGE WAS TOO SHORT FOR THE CAR. PLANS TO LENGTHEN IT BEGAN THAT DAY - PROJECT FINISHED - 15 DAYS AGO. "A REAL RUSH JOB".
MARCH CAME IN LIKE A LION AND ACTED LIKE ONE DAY AFTER DAY. KRYSTON & KRAIG HAVE BIRTHDAYS, THEY ARE NOW 10 & 8 YEARS OLD. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, SPRING HINTS AT US. APRIL: THE SNOW IS GONE. THE COLD IS STILL AROUND AND THE WIND AND RAIN KEEP IT MISERABLE. A ROBIN SHOWS UP AND MARV IMMEDIATELY PLANS A TRIP TO OPEN UP THE COTTAGE. INCOME TAX IS FILED. A REFUND IS DUE. QUICK THINKING MARV STARTS HUNTING FOR A "RUN-A-BOUT" FOR THE LAKE. OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY ARRIVES. SIX MONTHS LATOR I DECIDED EVERYONE MARRIED THAT LONG SHOULD HAVE ANOTHER WEDDING SHOWER: FOR INSTANCE: THE ELECTRIC FRY PAN CONTROL LOST ITS, THE HAND MIXER BLEW A GEAR, THE DRYER FORGOT TO DRY, THE IRON TURNED COOL, THE KITCHEN STOVE SPRUNG A GAS LEAK, THE WASHER WON'T RINSE, & THE TV DIED TO SAY NOTHING ABOUT KRAIG'S BED THAT ACTUALLY CRACKED IN HALF. WE DID HAVE A SHOWER: EVERY WEEKEND TILL THE MIDDLE OF JULY - A RAIN SHOWER.
MAY STARTED WEEKLY TRIPS TO OUR "LAST RESORT". BY THE END OF MAY WE OWNED A BOAT WITH A 35 H.P. MOTOR. NOW EVERYONE FROM KRAIG THROUGH MOTHER JOYCE CAN WATER SKI. JUNE CAME: SUMMER CAME: KURT'S 15TH BIRTHDAY CAME, BUT NO SUNNY WEEKENDS CAME.
JULY CAME: KEITH'S 17TH BIRTHDAY CAME & RIGHT AFTER THAT, HE GOT OUR FIRST WARM, DRY WEEKEND. A WEEK OF OUR VACATION WAS SPENT AT THE COTTAGE AND THE LAST FEW DAYS MY BROTHER BUD'S FAMILY VISITED US - SURE WAS FUN.
AUGUST ARRIVED, HOT & DRY. THE SUMMER FUN IS INTERRUPTED WITH THE TRAGIC DEATH OF MY DEAR FRIEND HILMA'S HUSBAND - A GOOD FRIEND LOST TO CANCER.
SEPTEMBER: A LONG LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT THE COTTAGE WITH H.WICKMAN'S AND M.D.OLSONS. A WONDERFUL WAY TO END THE SUMMER. THE CHILDREN GOT BACK TO SCHOOL AND EVERYTHING STARTED TO SLOW DOWN. A BEAUTIFUL CHANGE OF PACE.
OCTOBER: MARV & I HAVE BIRTHDAYS AND OUR NEW FAMILY MEMBER ARRIVES. "FRESCA" IS HER NAME, SHE IS A WHITE TOY POODLE - THE QUEEN OF THE KAISER KLAN.
NOVEMBER: KURT SHOOTS HIS FIRST DEER. COLD, SNOW, THANKSGIVING, & A BIRTHDAY FOR THE HOLE IN THE BASEMENT FLOOR. LAST THANKSGIVING MARV PUT IT THERE: LAST WEEK HE SWEPT UP THE BROKEN CONCRETE & DIRT (progress) THEN LAST NIGHT HE LAYED SOME PIPE: WHO KNOWS, 1970 MAY BRING US ANOTHER BLESSING - A 2ND BATHROOM!
DECEMBER: ANOTHER YEAR IS ENDING, CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE. MOST OF THE SHOPPING IS DONE, MOST OF THE CARDS ARE ADDRESSED, SOME BAKING IS DONE - ONLY A FEW DAYS TO GO - I'LL NEVER GET DONE IN TIME -- SO WHAT? I'LL FINISH NEXT YEAR.

YOU SEE, IN WRITING THIS YEAR AFTER YEAR, I LEARNED, IN SPITE OF IT ALL, EVERY OCCASION - EVERY HOLIDAY - EVERY TRAGIDY AND EVERY DAY BEGINS & ENDS, READY OR NOT. SOON EVERYTHING WORKS OUT.
READY OR NOT - BLESS ALL OF YOU FROM ALL OF US -
THE KOOKIE KAISERS

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