Because we were all going to California for the wedding, the Gleason family decided to postpone our annual Christmas party until we were there, so the Carlsons and Duffins could be there. This year we went without the usual gift exchange, as money is so tight for most of us. However, we did, of course, have a ton of food, and a white elephant gift exchange for the kids, and one for the adults. A fun time was had by all, and I was especially proud of my “brief” case, with a special treat inside. Always fun to get the Gleason’s together.