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Holiday Cards

In past Decembers, when my cards
Were purchased, sealed and stamped,
I wrote so many that, for sure,
My fingers burned and cramped.

I mailed them out and knew I’d get
As many in return;
It wasn’t always tit for tat,
But that was no concern.

Yet lately, though, the same routine – 
My cards stacked up and inked,
Will yield far fewer back to me – 
They’re practically extinct.

Perhaps when e-cards made the scene,
The need for real ones ended;
Or possibly, this busy life
Has left me more un-friended.

But either way, I mailed a lot
And so far, got just five.
It seems that this tradition
May be one that won’t survive.

My holiday is Chanukah.
It’s earlier this year;
So maybe as December fades,
More greetings will appear.

This could well be an omen, though.
Of course, I’m just supposing – 
But here’s more proof the postal service
Likely will be closing!

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:43:00 AM
    I was thinking just yesterday that the good old US Postal Service seems to be on its way out! Great minds think alike!! Excellent, as always... Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 8:10:00 PM
    I got derailed somewhere around "Bob Wire" and just caught up with all you writes through today. Thanks for the laughs, the memories and for sharing your incredible wit and talent, John.

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 5:09:00 PM
    Ilene, this is superbly written and should be published in some book about how technology has changed our lives! It is an excellent write. The humor is catching and thought provoking at the same time! WOW! This is a keeper! Hugs!