Lois Lowry's Blog
Let Nothing You Dismay...not even the mail
I finally, yesterday, finished addressing all of my Christmas cards. Then in this morning's website mail there were over 100 emails from kids who had read THE GIVER in a particular school and wanted me to answer questions.
This is SO HARD. If any teachers are reading this....please consolidate your student letters into just one so that i can answer at greater length. With more than 100 to deal with (on just one morning, and tomorrow will be another batch) I just go through and give very brief and perfunctory replies.
Here is the picture of my kitten, Lulu, that I used on many of my Christmas cards:
NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING, the caption said.
The other cards used a photo of me and my granddaughter together in Paris (with the Eiffel Tower sticking up out of the backs of our heads)
More and more people are no longer sending cards at Christmas but I do, partly because I so enjoy receiving them, and hearing news of of friends.
There is still no snow here in Massachusetts...and wasn't in Maine, where I spent part of the past week. I suppose we will be hit with a storm soon, though i hope not on December 27th, when I am flying out of here very early in the morning with some friends, headed to Guatemala for a week's vacation.
Her's a photo used on a previous year's card, of Alfie up in Maine. But if I had taken his picture in the same location—in front of the barn—when we were there last week...he would have been sitting on the bare ground.
Merry Christmas, everyone.