Day 359—Christmas in Afghanistan

Today we all rejoiced when Louis, my grandniece Alexis’s husband, a deployed Marine, called from Afghanistan to wish us all a Merry Christmas. After days of no mail due to sandstorms in Afghanistan, packages from home arrived at Louis’s base this Christmas morning, so Louis and some of his fellow Marines celebrated Christmas today enjoying my brother’s brandy soaked fruit cake and the cigars he sent. Here’s Alexis, thrilled to talk to her husband this morning.