|These are two original John Lennon designed Christmas Cards from 1965-1966 that I added to my Beatles collection in 2017|
I wanted to take a little time to wish all of you from around the world that come here to Meet the Beatles..for Real a very happy Christmas! I have been so blessed by this site and it brings me so much joy. I just hope that a small part of that joy has been extended to those of you that come here.
It has been such a blessing for me to meet so many of you at Beatle conventions, my travels and other events. It still shocks me that people from all around the globe come to this site that me -- this obese middle-age teacher at her little house in Southern Illinois works on. It is very humbling and I am so honored that you choose to spend a little part of your day or week with me.
All of this brings me back to the reason why we are here: The Beatles. The Beatles have given us many gifts over the past 55 years. Obviously the gift of music is a huge part of that gift. But they have also given us the gift of friendship. When those four boys in Liverpool were singing in the Cavern Club, they would have had no idea that the friendship they had with each other would allow so many people from all over the place to become friends. Take a moment and think about the friends you have that you would not have otherwise if it weren't for the Beatles. And take a moment and think about the experiences you have had with those people that you wouldn't have had if it weren't for the Beatles. That special concert, trip to England, a fun time at a convention ... and I am sure the list goes on.
As fans of John, Paul, George and Ringo we are already all friends. We have something special in common. We believe that "All you Need is Love." We know if you are talking about "Paul" who exactly you are talking about. We can quote A Hard Day's Night word for word and still laugh at the jokes. I guess you could say that us Beatle fans all live in a Yellow Submarine, but we have room for more inside.
This Christmas I want to thank you all for your gift of friendship that you have given me through Meet the Beatles...for Real. God bless you all.
P.S. I will be taking just a few days off from the blog for the holiday. Don't be alarmed.