Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Happy New Year

This is my New Year’s greeting to my gentle readers. It is teary-eyed and heartfelt; a sincere wish for a Happy New Year for all.

“All,” just what “all” is Mr. Fred referring to? As my children were growing up I went through an interesting process. I was naturally impressed with the importance of my own children, and I loved them very much. Their happiness was very important to me. As time progressed, this circle of love and concern grew to include their little neighborhood friends, then their schoolmates, then all of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and then all of the children of the world. Then, at some point, I understood that adults don’t automatically become hateful at some point, they belong in the circle of love too, all of them. (With minor exceptions, I’m no saint after all.)

So, in my own way, my own overly-sentimental, depressed, naïve, benighted, semi-delusional way, I love you all, and I wish you all a Happy New Year, with many happy returns.


Anonymous said...

I gave 20 bucks to "Save the children" last night. The girl slangin savior was really nice and cute maybe 20 years old. I gave in order to save if I may Jessie the Jackson a little. I'm happy about the new year. Glad school finally acceptable again. Happy to have good books to read and nice places to hang out. Glad to have nice parents, interesting at least, very interesting fuckers you both.
Happy 2010 [-1].


Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU FRED! What are you drinking?

fred c said...

A nice Washington State methode champenoise "Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut, Columbia Valley Sparkling Wine." And cocktails.

The menu was Moo Bing (marinated and grilled pork on sticks), stir-fried brocolli with thousand island dressing, blue cheese, rotisserie chicken and sticky rice.

We watched a "30 Rock" marathon, neither of us had ever seen the show before.

We enjoyed the fireworks in Sydney (eight p.m. local time) and went to bed about nine.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and the family, Fred.