So at Christmas time, we opened the stack of cards from family and friends and came to this one....
A nice picture, right? Perfect smiles, lovely snow and trees in the background....wait, Karl & Cindy, who?
~Uh..., I look on the envelope, the de Jongs or is that the de Longs?
~Do you know who they are?
~No, do you?
~No. Are they from church?
~No, I don't think I recognize them.
~They're not family friends of yours...?
~Nope. The address is Seattle.
~Huh, maybe one of them works in my school district.
And so, I put the picture in my stack of things to do and every once in awhile I looked at it and tried to rack my brain for who these people were that sent us a Christmas card.
Tonight I was determined to solve the mystery. I put her name into Google, trying de Jong, dejong, delong, de Long. Nothing. I tried his name. I tried their names together. I tried adding the city. I tried looking them up in my school district contact list in my school e-mail. Then I realized that I had put his name in as Kurt instead of Karl. Bingo! "Vote Karl de Jong for King County Democrats!" I looked up his picture. Yep, mystery solved. A politician. A politician sent us a Christmas card. Well, it didn't really do him any good sending me well wishes for the holiday. I didn't have any warm, Christmasy feelings towards him because I didn't know who he was! He just caused me a lot of headache just trying to figure it out!
So, anyway, vote for Karl de Jong and have a Merry Christmas!