As this year comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to offer your family the warmest of holiday wishes. We greatly appreciate the opportunity you have given us and hope that we’ve been able to add to your home’s beauty and livability.Our work is an extension of who we are, and we hope that our efforts have allowed you and your family to more fully enjoy your property. The holiday season affords us a little time to step back and appreciate what we have. You, our customer, are the reason why we are able to do what we do, and we’re extremely grateful for the trusting partnership you’ve given us. As we look forward to a new year, please let us know if there’s anything else we can do for you or anything we could do better. Happy holidays!
“Jingle Bells” was composed in 1857, and not for Christmas – it was meant to be a Thanksgiving song!It was also the first song ever broadcast from space! Nine days before Christmas in 1965, the two astronauts aboard Gemini 6 had just completed a rendezvous with Gemini 7 when the crew suddenly gave a troubling report to Mission Control: “We have an object, looks like a satellite going from north to south, up in a polar orbit. He’s in a very low trajectory traveling from north to south and has a very high climbing ratio. It looks like it might even be a … Very low. Looks like he might be going to reenter soon. Stand by one … You might just let me try to pick up that thing.” The tense report of the unidentified flying object was suddenly broken by the sound of “Jingle Bells” with Wally Schirra playing a tiny harmonica, accompanied by Tom Stafford shaking a handful of small sleigh bells they had brought along for the space voyage.