From Roger Cosio:
I’m forwarding this email that I sent to my sister and mother … we were only able to convince 2 of the 4 animals to wear the festive gear. The temple was all Cindy’s idea … I helped just a little.
That exquisite Gingerbread Temple must be a first — a very charming and amazing replica of the image that is dear to our hearts. And it’s a very peculiar reindeer. I suppose this one is Vixen?
Having passed through the longest night of the year, your thoughtfulness brought levity to the brevity of the day. Such creative inspiration. By suggestion of the reindeer, and what I see outside my Wisconsin window, the Temple resembles a frosty igloo – Moorish by design. There are some who expect a pole shift, and perhaps this is an harbinger of what is to come?
We have been worried about all of the rain you are receiving up there at the North Pole. Will you need a kayak?
Do you think it may be time for you to seek higher ground, Roger? Then we will not have to worry about all of you floating away with the polar bears. Or better yet, build a dike. If, on Christmas morning, I look out from my Wisconsin window and do not see palm trees, I will be very surprised. Is this a Midwinter’s Dream?
We have no recipe for gingerbread, but when we finally perfect our “Swedish Pancakes” recipe, we will send it to you. Hopefully, this will be before the New Year. Perhaps Cindy would not mind sending us the blueprints for her Gingerbread Temple? Meanwhile we Wisconsin rosy-cheeked elves blow kisses to you and the new Babe in the Manger, wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May God bless us all in our carefree and serious labors, cultivating in us tender and loving hearts. ER