S eems as though these holidays get

E ver closer and closer year by year.

A s we age, time seems to speed up and

S ends us mixed messages –

O f "lots of time" and also

N ot enough time" to do all we wish.

S eason after season we soldier on,

G iving each day a warm welcome and

R ealizing that life is a two-edged sword.

E ach of us will hopefully find our way to

E xpect the best, deal with the worst and

T ry to put our priorities in the right order.

I wish that all of my loyal readers would

N ever know sorrow, hunger or pain.

G od bless all of you during this

S eason of light and love.

Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to all!

Love, Ginny

(If you want to contact Dr. Smith, she can be reached at her email address: jsmith798@sc.rr.com or in care of this newspaper.)