Fintan's very own season's greetings.
Today, I phoned home to the UK to let my children speak to my parents. Just before the phone call went through, Fintan made a remark, which the others paid particular attention to.
I asked the boys to sing my parents, the song that begins: “We wish you a Merry Xmas...”
My father answered the phone.
The boys duly began singing.
“We wish you a HAIRY Xmas, we wish you a HAIRY xmas, we wish you a HAIRY xmas and a Happy New Year!”
“Could you hear them?”, I asked my father, wondering if he really had.
“Yes. They were wishing me a Merry Xmas.”
He seemed quite pleased at their singing.
“No.”, I said, “they were singing you: “I wish you a HAIRY Xmas...””
He laughed. “Oh were they?”
He turned to my mother, to explain what they had done.
Now he seemed even more impressed.
I have no doubt it was the first time, in my father’s life, that anyone had wished him a Hairy Xmas. That was what Fintan had remarked upon, before I put the call through. He is always coming out with off the wall remarks and reinterpretations of things he sees and hears. It is refreshing to hear his thoughts.
As for me, it is certainly a Hairy Xmas, since I have a beard at this time.
Anyway, in the spirit of Fintan, I would like to wish you all a Hairy Xmas, and a Happy New Year.
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