We have family on both those counts...those who live away..my son and his family in Portland, Mom and my siblings in Chicago, Georgia, and Wisconsin..and those who have passed. Not a day goes by we don't think of them and this time of year are the most tender memories. Have a wonderful Christmas Jilda! Please tell Rick I loved his post on his Sunday column. I still can't get my computer to let me comment. I know it's something I'm probably doing wrong, so I'll try to get it fixed! In the mean time please give our best wishes for a great holiday to him too!