I'm truly not neglecting you -- you are often on my mind as I go through these December days -- but other activities have taken me away from research about you and your lives. I will redouble my efforts in 2014. I will not forget you!
Most of my time this month has been devoted to working at a candy store to help a friend during her busiest time to the year. I enjoy it but feel very tired at the end of the day. Tired or not, the day's not over after work because I'm still trying to finish making a few Christmas gifts for some of your descendants. (I can't tell you what they are or it might spoil the surprise. We always try to keep gifts a secret until the recipients open them.) I think they will be finished in another few evenings -- just in time for Christmas.
I've also been working on a quilt for your newest-descendant-to-be (a girl!) who will arrive any time between now and the first week of January. My younger daughter watched as I hand quilted then asked if I expected to have the quilt finished by the time the baby arrives. I told her I didn't think so but it's large enough that it will keep our baby girl warm for a few years.
It's time for bed and I need my rest to be fresh for work tomorrow morning. I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and hoping you're having a happy time in these weeks before Christmas.
Take good care of yourselves and each other.
P.S. I'd mail the postcard but I don't believe it would reach you. I hope you can see it wherever you are.