I want to commend you on the wonderful series you have printed throughout the holidays on reflections of Christmases past. The interviews with various senior citizens of the area has deeply touched my heart. They are the first thing I turn to when the paper arrives. In sharing the memories of the simple celebrations they held with their families, we can rediscover the true beauty and importance of the season. Sometimes when we look at older folks, we don't see the whole person. We don't consider the gifts they have given to society, what their struggles, sacrifices and accomplishments have been, and what we owe them. I am so grateful to each of them for sharing who they are, and want each of them to know how much they are admired.
The only downside is knowing that the telling of these special stories is going to end soon. Have you considered making such interviews a regular feature of the paper? What a valuable gift that would be to your readers in providing a sense of history and appreciation. As long as the story lives on, so does the teller.