A Merry Christmas to you
As we enter this December holiday
season, we eagerly make plans for family gatherings. Long held traditions
make this season special because we spend more time with those we hold
close. Our desire to be with family reaches its peak at this time of the
Our families may change with
each passing year but the traditions of Christmas remain constant. Older
family members pass on but are remembered vividly during this special
time. New family members add joy in their very special way.
As we grow older, we plan Christmas around our children and grandchildren
and enjoy the season through their young eyes.
Communication among family
members is at its peak in December. Mailboxes are filled with Christmas
cards. Our telephones ring more often as family and friends call. Our
e-mail contains holiday greetings from distant places. The air is filled
with traditional music of the season. More than any other time, a fresh
blanket of snow is welcome at Christmas.
As we bring this year 2002
to a close, we thank our readers for keeping in touch with us. By sharing
your views with our staff, you help us stay focused on serving you. It
is good to know what you think about the articles we publish in Rural
Missouri. We sincerely appreciate and value the time you take to communicate
We are deeply grateful for
the many good things we have accomplished by working together during this
past year. As we greet our new year we promise to continue working with
our loyal readers to benefit all Missourians.
Please allow me the privilege,
on behalf of our Rural Missouri staff and rural electric cooperatives
everywhere, to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a blessed
Stork was executive
vice president of the Association of Missouri
Electric Cooperatives and a member of Three Rivers Electric Co-op.