On a Christmas visit to dear friends, Dan Root and Monetta Noland, I was introduced to your publication, and as an old-time newspaper reader who believes that the written word when written well can communicate better than a simpering TV commentator, I cannot resist complimenting you.
Starting off, Asia Frey’s characterization of 2020 as “this inexplicable time blob called a year” is superlative. I’ve been around during 88 of these time cycles, and 2020 takes the cake when it comes to inexplicability. And “time blob” describes it painfully well.
Going on, “a whimsical air of the ridiculous hangs over the entire film” creates an ambiance of its own. I’m a film buff who has enjoyed everything from “The Birth of a Nation” to Laurel and Hardy’s “Way Out West,” and reading this review was great fun.
Alyson Sheppard’s mention of eggnog stirred nice memories of Christmases past, and Mr. Sealls’ “Weather Things” was good reading and much more understandable than listening to a babbling meteorologist who apparently is fighting a time limitation.
The excellence continued, including an article on the dear old Grand Hotel, the background and heritage of which should be a thing of pride to all Alabamians.
Please share these comments with your entire staff, as I would like them to know that they are appreciated.
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