Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Beakerkin Christmas

I have spent the last few days with my HIndu family in Queens. Oddly they celebrate Christmas, in a traditional way. I thought I had a dream of my daughter pestering me in my sleep that she wants an XBox 360. Apparently it was no dream, but I was so tired I thought it was. I got the item this morning.

I have spent the last few days giving my own special Christmas gifts to families in need. There were two families in my office crying about the best Christmas ever. Sometimes we need to do a little exta to kick it through the uprights. In one case I told the lawyer to write a brief, but the authority said no. I wrote my own brief to our experts and kicked a 53 yarder dead center with room to spare. It isn't much really, but seeing the family so happy made the three hours of work worth it.

I will be on line more often when I work the kinks out of my new computer.

On a normal Christmas I hear thank you officer for the best Christmas ever at least once a year.
I heard it four times this year. Either means I had a good year or delusions of grandeur. Those moments are everything to this officer.


Rita said...

All the Hindus I know here celebrate Christmas. As do my atheist friends.

My Indian Jain "nephew" calls it Christmas and has celebrated Easter with us several times.

My soon-to-be son-in-law who is Jewish comes to our Christmas parties.

Never quite understood why someone took such offense to partaking of someone else's religious practices. I would love to find out more of the Jewish traditions.

I'm very much a Christian, but I would love to participate and learn more of other's religions.

Merry Christmas Beak, Happy Hannakkah or Happy Holidays. It's all said with good intentions.

Always On Watch said...

Those moments you mentioned do make the job worth the effort.

beakerkin said...

It certainly does. The person was facing a rarely used section of law we call the death penalty. 16 years in limbo over a clerical error. The beauty was the recipient
never knew exactly how or who helped them.

Christmas in a Hindu household is certainly different. The daughter got me a shirt. Of course the biographic report on an interesting family member will likely be written on yours trully. That is an excercise in vainity.

Ducky's here said...

Ah, more adventures of Officer Strutter at the Circumlocution Office.

beakerkin said...

The educaror of aspiring pornographers ponders about those who do while he takes up space. Those families I helped will never know who their benefactor was.

How come Capo Ren didn't get the gig in North Korea.