pretty strange, this.
in a feeble attempt to find something...ummm...interesting to post for christmas, i googled my own name (don't tell me you haven't) along with the word "christmas".
literally the first image i found was this photo, from irishships.com. it's an irish shipping vessel called "the irish poplar", bound from geelong to dublin, christmas day 1958. the life ring the men are holding shows the name of the ship, and "waterford" -- where the ship was registered. waterford, wisconsin is my hometown. there are three apprentices aboard, shown kneeling in this photo. the one furthest to the left is tony "clem" clements.