Be Safe & Be Merry at Kirby Pines

Merry Christmas everyone. This has been a disruptive year for us all, and one that can impact holiday cheer. Yet what can be merrier than the birth of Christ. He is after all the reason we celebrate this season. Resident Jerry Dunnam has reminded us of His birth in her wonderful painting displayed in the main lobby.

A recent survey indicates that instead of families getting together this Christmas, more than 62 percent plan to stay apart and send greeting cards, photos, hold a zoom gathering, or chat on the telephone. I know it would be more cheerful to be with family, but there is nothing more saddening than losing the chance to be there next year. In sending your cards try to interject some light-hearted humor. Just think back to March of this year when you smiled from ear to ear because you had toilet paper and found a can of Lysol on the shelves that you could purchase. You’ll smile even bigger when those face to face visits, hugs and kisses come in the months ahead as vaccines become available to us.

To all of us I wish you a Christmas with peace and twinkling lights. A warm cozy corner on a cold winter night. A place at the table with your Kirby family and friends. A feeling of happiness that never ends.

Michael Escamilla

Michael Escamilla,
Executive Director,
Kirby Pines