I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

in which I send a provocative picture to my friends in Missouri, and they respond with photos of their own.

balcony_small.jpgPaula and I lived in Springfield, MO for around five years, and so we were extremely interested to hear that they were having a snowstorm last week.

Paula got puckish and suggested that I spread a little holiday cheer, and so I sent my friends back in MO a picture from our balcony along with this note:

I just saw a weather report for the Ozarks, and it filled me with such sorrow. How I miss the snow and ice!

small_bridge.jpgI took a picture from my balcony a few minutes ago with you in mind. Look at what Paula and I are forced to tolerate day after day…

Merry Christmas,


small_suv.jpgNaturally, this provoked a few spirited email responses.

What most surprised me was how many people responded by sending back a digital photo of their own. I’ve uploaded two of the best so you can contrast them with my own provocative shot.

I’d just like to wish all my friends in the state of Misery–I mean, Missouri–a very Merry Christmas.

P.S. I’m wearing shorts and a tropical print shirt as I write this. I’d say I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but I don’t think a minister should tell white lies

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