Merry Christmas!

Typically my Christmas post is about the origin of Christmas traditions and symbols.  However, since just about everything else has changed in the last two years, I’ll change my post as well.

Many years ago, the only payment option we had at toll booths was cash.  On a whim one day I decided to pay for the car behind me.  It wasn’t much – fifty cents or so – and I did it mostly to freak him out.  But I never knew the effect of my action.

Fast forward to last week.  I was in the drive-thru line at Starbucks and my order was taking a long time. In fact, the woman in the car behind me got out of her car and came to my passenger window.  I opened the window and she asked if everything was okay.  Not nasty, she said something about getting to work.  When I got to the Starbucks window I told the employee that I wanted to pay for the car behind me.  She smiled – at least I think she did; she was wearing a mask, of course – and said that I was “very nice.”  I asked her to tell the driver “Merry Christmas.”  Once more I don’t know the effect of my action, but hopefully made the waiting woman feel a little better.  If you’ve never done something like this, I urge you to try it; it’s a good feeling.  Whether you observe Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or even Festivus, remember the spirit of giving!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don,  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

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