I spent the afternoon walking around Smithsonian exhibits and national momuments with my brother John, his wife Elba, their kids Anna and Kim, and my nephew Joe. Here are Kim, Elba, and Ann.
I woke up on Xmas morning not to snow, but freezing rain. As the resident fire-builder, I immediately feared we would have no dry wood for a fire, grabbed the closest hat and coat, and went out to bring in the dry stuff at the bottom of the stack. Mom laughed and took my picture, saying I looked like an Hispanic Yankee Doodle.