Seems like this might be an unpleasant time of the year and, for some, justifiably. This actually is the season for “tidings of comfort and joy” even if it is a little unorthodox.
Scott Vannatter, thanks for the pic, now on with the story.
A Merry Christmas to all of you …yes, ALL of you! 😉
He crashed her long-anticipated letter on the table among the Christmas ribbons and papers.
Marrying someone else! Telling him “how sorry” she was that, “the piano player has stolen my heart” and “I didn’t think it appropriate to return for Christmas to see you …”
Aiming without looking, he flung the $50 tickets for the romantic horse and buggy ride into the garbage, then dashed the $700 diamond and white gold ring into the fireplace.
Plopping down in the chair, face in his hands, he wept. “Oh, God! What’s left for me?”
The cat climbed up and nuzzled his hand.