On the first day of Kwanzaa…

Because the true lesson of middle age is to never say, “Things couldn’t get any worse” — because there’s always a way for anything to get worse — a warning that my presence may be scarce around here the next couple days. We’re preoccupied with a family situation. Nothing for you folks to worry about; we’re all healthy and safe. But others aren’t, and we’ll be traveling today, and out of touch.

But that’s OK, because we have a truly fabulous photo from Julie Robinson, who writes: For the holdiays at the Robinson household, we like to encourage our children to engage in cross-dressing. This is our son in his Madrigals tunic and tights. He doesn’t understand how girls can wear such short skirts. Carefully, said Mom, very carefully.

She doesn’t tell us the young man’s name. Let’s call him…Ashley.


On day one of Kwanzaa, I wish you all umoja. Let’s try this again tomorrow.

Posted at 9:10 am in Holiday photos, Housekeeping |

6 responses to “On the first day of Kwanzaa…”

  1. Julie Robinson said on December 26, 2007 at 9:43 am

    It’s Matt.

    Best wishes to you Nancy, and family. Gather strength for whatever you face.

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  2. ashley said on December 27, 2007 at 10:41 am

    I like the second day better: koochie with Caligula, or something like that.

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  3. brian stouder said on December 27, 2007 at 11:31 am

    Julie – tell him ‘Nice gams’!

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  4. brian stouder said on December 27, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Hey – on the Second Day of Kwanzaa, I got something very like this in the mail


    Woo Hoo!!

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  5. MichaelG said on December 27, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    Ron Karenga kommands: Have a Kool Kawanzaa!

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  6. Crabby said on December 27, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Those shoes don’t even sort of go with that outfit.

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