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How many showed up at the monastery on Christmas 2002?
When I voted earlier, my vote made 5... now I see it up to 42-both interesting numbers. :)
Lucky enough to not have to work this Christmas, but on-call, and have worked my share of holidays thus far.
About to leave to start running to and fro to see family and friends, so I'll leave with this wish for you all:
May the gifts of the season be upon you, the coming year bring for you peace, prosperity, and all the best, and may you and yours enjoy a safe and joyous holiday season.