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Remember those fearsome folks

Here today, writing with background public television audio filling the air with Andy Williams Christmas memories. Andy Williams, what a guy. Do Andy Williams type guys still exist? I think so. I like to think Andy Williams type guys exist, and as I write they're helping their families trim Christmas trees with all the joy and anticipation this very cold December 20th pre-Christmas day offers. This time of year, is, a favorite time of year; when humans gather together to hug, kiss, and love one another. At least till they take the tree down.

The last line, that's what comedians do. They take brightly filled moments and add dark. Then too, they take moments filled with darkness, and add light.

Hence, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Have a loving, warm, blah, blah, holiday time. While you're at it, recall, really recall, fireman, police, and medical workers, now so many years ago, purposefully walking (running), south on F.D.R. drive, guts made of stone, deadly reckoned toward burning Twin Towers, facing an event they never in a million dreams could have imagined.

Recall, while you fa la la la la, those fearsome folks, to the point that one of the la's from your fa la la la la, disappears, leaving a space you will replace with gratitude for those who keep us safely la la la la la-ing, all year round.

Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act "The Logger." His column appears weekly. He can be reached at rustyd@pshift.com. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his website at www.thelogger.com

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