I want to take this time to wish each and every one of you who are regular readers of the "Meet the Beatles .... for real!" blog a very Happy Christmas. I honestly am so blessed to have so many wonderful people who contribute and participate in this blog. And even those of you who are just lurkers (yes I know you are out there), I appreciate you taking the time to check out the blog when you have a chance. I hope all of you have found some happiness from the Beatles photos I have posted over the past year. I will always be amazed by the stories people have shared with me about how this blog has helped them get back into contact with a long, lost Beatle friend. When I started sharing my collection of fan taken Beatles photos, I never thought it would have such a nice impact on the Beatles online community.
To Miss Tammy: Thank you for your wonderful blog and for posting photos for me to take and post here. Your humor as well as your love for the Beatles is always puts a smile on my face.
To Lizzie: Thank you so much for commenting and sharing your personal stories of the boys with us. You have been such an wonderful addition to this project. I can't thank you enough.
To Gina: I really want to thank you for posting so many photos on ebay without watermarks and not minding that I post them here. Your collection of photos are a treasure, and I am glad you are happy to share them.
To the anonymous Apple Scruff: Thanks for posting comments that help us all set the records straight. So many rumors and stories have been told incorrectly over the years, that is really nice to have your help.
To Ken Wood: You have been such a great Beatles pal over the years. Keep up the great work on the photo dating! :)
To Bruno: Thank you for the pictures!
To Pablo: I am so glad you won and received the Paul book. It couldn't have gone to a nicer guy.
To Mark, talanca, a car and a room, Gary, winston..... thanks for all of the comments. I read them all!
And now a little thought before I sign off. John and Yoko had their famous "War is over (if you want it)" campaign. To me that means so much more than a war that is fought by soldiers, but the war that each of us has in ourselves. Make 2011 the year that you find peace in yourself and forgive someone that has wronged you. Reach out to the family member that you haven't spoken to for years because of an argument. For me personally that means that it is time for me to let go of the pain that happened in my life 3 years ago today. How can we ever expect to have peace on earth if we can't find it within ourselves? Just something to think about as we go into a new year. Happy Holidays to us all. Love always, Sara S. aka Starshyne