I went with two of my co-workers and their sister. Yes, we are all that tall. The short one on the end is my mother. Here's me with my personal cheering section:
There was one sad thing that happened, although I take no personal responsibility, even though some newspapers blamed it on the runners.
One last Christmas anecdote, my sister who teaches kindergarten told me:
One of her students prayed the other day, in the most sincere voice possible:
"Dear Lord, I pray for all the children...
who don't know...
Please, let them hear the bells."
We don't know what she meant either.