THE KOOKIE KAISER KLAN WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OF YOU A VERY MERRY

CHRISTMAS AND THE HAPPIES NEW YEAR; AND IN DOING SO, I WILL NOT EVEN
MENTION HOW LATE THIS LETTER IS, MY MESSY HOUSE, NO SHOPPING, NO CARDS,
NO COOKIES, NO SLEEP, NOT ONE THING WILL I MENTION, I'M JUST GOING TO
SAY:

MERRY CHRISTMAS - HAPPY NEW YEAR!! see, I can be pleasant.

WELL, HOW WAS YOUR YEAR? OURS WASN'T TOO BAD - WANT TO HEAR A LITTLE
ABOUT IT? NO? O.K. PUT THIS LETTER DOWN.

SEE, YOU DO WANT TO KNOW. LAST YEAR WE HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS IN THE
CITIES. WE CAMPED AT KAREN & DON'S, CHRISTMAS EVE WITH KURT & HEIDI, &
DINNER AT KEITH & SHARON'S. NEW YEAR'S EVE WE STAYED HOME - WE USUALLY
DO - THEN COMES TREE REMOVAL, THEN COMES CLEAN UP THE MESS - THEN COMES
- NOTHING TO DO, OR ALMOST NOTHING. THREE DAYS A WEEK I WORKED AT ROY'S
CAFE AND MARV EITHER CHOPPED WOOD OR ICE FISHED - DON'T ASK ME WHY HE
FISHED FOR ICE - WE HAVE A PERFECTLY GOOD ICE MAKER - SURE GLAD HE NEVER
CAUGHT ANY.

FEBRUARY - TIME FOR A TRIP. WE CHOSE TO GO TO ARIZONA - SEEMS
REASONABLE, WARM CLIMATE, GOOD COMPANY (Brother Mel & Carol live there &
mother spends the winter) AND WONDERFUL SCENERY. ONLY PART RIGHT:
ARIZONA HAD THE ONLY "WINTER" THEY COULD REMEMBER - SNOW - RAIN - ICE -
THE WHOLE WORKS - I BROUGHT ALONG SHORTS, A SWIM SUIT, SUN TAN LOTION!
THEY EVEN HAVE RIVERS DOWN THERE THAT HAVE NO WATER! AND, AND, IT HAS A
BY-PASS INCASE THE RIVER FLOODS IT'S BANKS. WE DID CELEBRATE MOTHER'S
80th BIRTHDAY - THAT WAS GREAT. AND WE DID HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME.
THANKS AFTER ARIZONA I WENT TO WORK AT THE CHRYSTAL CAFE - MARV
CONTINUED TO ICE FISH, HE EVEN HAD THE BOYS COME UP AND DO IT. I WAS
GLAD WHEN THAT ICE MELTED. WE HAD A VERY MILD WINTER AND AN EARLY
SPRING. THEN CAME "OPENING FISHING". THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN "ICE
FISHING", EVERYONE SHOWS UP FOR THAT AND EVERYONE IS EXCITED. I BROKE
MY TOE FOR THAT, I WASN'T REALLY EXCITED - BUT I BROKE IT ANYWAY. GOT
THREE WEEKS REST FOR DOING THAT. WHAT A NICE DOCTOR.
SUMMER CAME - AND WE SAW LOTSA PEOPLE. GEE, THAT'S FUN. GLORIA & CHRIS
CAME ALL THE WAY FROM NORTH CAROLINA, MEL AND CAROL CAME FROM ARIZONA, I
SHOWED THEM REAL RIVERS AND WARM WEATHER AND FEW MOSQUITOS TOO. WE DID
SOMETHING ABOUT THAT THOU, MARV SCREENED IN OUR LOWER PATIO. SURE IS A
NICE PLACE TO BE WHEN THE BUGS ARE IN BLOOM. BUD AND REENIE CAME AND
LINDA CAME AND THE FAMILY CAME, THE TWINS CAME. THEY FORGOT TO GO HOME,
STAYED UNTIL AUGUST THEN CAME BACK FOR LABOR DAY - WE LOVE HAVING THEM.
THEY ARE 11 YEARS OLD NOW AND LOVE IT HERE AT THE LAKE. BRENDAN AND
SHANNON FLEW IN FROM KANSAS CITY AND STAYED FOR A WEEK. THEY ALWAYS
HAVE BAD WEATHER. TRY AGAIN NEXT SUMMER, KIDS - PLEASE. WELL, ANYWAY,
SUMMER CAME AND OF COURSE SUMMER WENT - I WENT TO WORK AT THE WILD RICE
PLANT AND MARV TOILED FOR THE TOWNSHIP. SOON IT WAS DEER HUNTING SEASON
- THE BOYS CAME TO HUNT AND SO DID THE WIVES AND EVEN SOME GIRLFRIENDS -
BUT THE FOUR LEGGED DEER DID NOT SHOW UP - IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE
THEY "ACED" OUT. MAYBE KURT'S SPRAINED ANKLE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH
IT. IMAGINE HUNTING ON CRUTCHES. THIS YEAR KEITH AND SHARON MOVED TO
KANSAS CITY (better jobs), KATHY OLSON MARRIED MIKE (brother Bob's
daughter) HARV RETIRED FROM OSHA, MARV TURNED 60 AND OUR RUN-ABOUT BLEW
IT'S MOTOR. WE ALSO LOST A VERY GOOD FRIEND, HE WAS OUR ACE FISHERMAN -
WE SURE MISS YOU DON.
BUT NOW CHRISTMAS IS NEAR - OUR FAMILY WILL BE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST
TIME AT HAMLET LAKE AND I'M SURE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT - MOM PROMISED TO
SHOW UP TOO - WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GLORIOUS CHRISTMAS - YOU HAVE ONE
TOO - LOVE YOU ALL
KOOKIE KAISER KLAN

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