Happy Holidays!

Dear Editor:

As we approach the end of this holiday season, we would like to take this opportunity to discuss a couple of thoughts that have crossed our minds.

The first, immediately after Christmas Day, we are faced with a desolate sight, the depressing view of discarded Christmas trees and festive decorations haplessly thrown to the curb to await their final fate at the hands of sanitation workers. This is woefully wrong!

The Christmas season officially ends on Jan. 6, Epiphany, or Three Kings Day. On that day, three kings, or magi, from the Orient visited the infant Jesus. Consequently, the Christmas decorations, to include the Christmas tree, should be taken down on Jan. 7, the day following Epiphany.

The second is a bit more philosophical. On Jan. 1, you will be given the first blank page of a 366-page book (2020 is a leap year). Each minute is a word; each week, a paragraph; and each month, a chapter. It is your book! Write a good one! And be sure to save a few words so you can make changes, as needed, as you write these all-important pages.

Have a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2020.

John Di Genio and Albert J. Cupo