Message from Charles written dec 29 (received month later!):
Halito dear friends! I want to take this time to make an apology to y’all. I got so caught up in my new nothingness, I forgot to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you can forgive me.
My excuse is…. well, it isn’t much of one but it is all I have, for one I have been having a lot of things on my mind, and second is…. well the holidays have grown into nothing more than just another passing day to me. I never had really very many Christmas out there, I think the last real one I had were in foster homes or in some type of lock up. So I just never even really give it any thought I am just as bad about that with birthdays. I don’t even hold my own birthday to be anything special. It is just to me another passing day.
I am sorry I didn’t wish all of you a merry greeting and hope all of you had a nice time. I do that in personal letters…. but this whole site, Facebook and blog thing is still new to me.
So better late than never…. right? I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and new year and hopefully this year will be good changes for everyone!
As for what they did here? Well, I can say the food for the Christmas dinner was far better than it was for Thanksgiving! I ate everything on both trays. They gave us two trays on those days, a desert tray with cake and pie and other things: pickles, olives, cranberry sauce, celery, and a few other tasty things. Then the actual food tray was really good: chicken, roast beef and everything was cooked perfect…. well at least to me it was. I am sure there are those who didn’t like it. Then a friend of mine made me some tacos….. In Texas we eat tacos on the holidays as well! Ha! So I was stuffed! I ate everything, went to sleep and woke up at breakfast and ate my pancakes! I was a pig that that day. 
I hope everyone is doing well. Take care and be safe, t is a mad mad crazy world out there.
Always, C.!