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On the evening of December 24, 1940, Ed Murrow concluded his Christmas broadcast to America with these words: “Christmas carols are being sung underground. Most of the people down there in the shelters don’t know that London is not being bombed tonight. I should like to add my small voice to give my own Christmas greetings to friends and colleagues at home, A Merry Christmas seems somehow ill-timed and out of place, so I shall just use the current London phrase, ‘So long, and good luck’.”


Old railroad trestle, Irondale, Missouri

Words are a bit hard to come by today. Things are getting better, but the world has gone through so much this past year. So I’m keeping this simple, and hopeful and wishing, like Ed Murrow, to all of you.

The very best of luck…

And the very best wishes that we can start turning things around.

See you all soon!

Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over Troubled Water

Merry Christimas,

Jim Niesen




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