Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for April 15, 2019
Holiday Greetings from the Cratchits! Well, it's been a busy year here at Chez Cratchit! Grandpa Bob finally retired from his position as clerk at Scroogex after 156 years of service! We all got misty eyed at his retirement party when Bob spoke of his late mentor & boss, Scroogex co-founder Ebenezer Big Ben Scrooge. Bob has watched Scroogex grow from a small London-based counting firm to a multinational concern dealing in coal, athletic wear, weapons systems & fresh lobsters, not to mention a vast Internet presence! Now Bob is finding time to improve his golf game, and to drive his wife crazy puttering around the house! Tim at work! And whataya know- all the Cratchit kids now work for Scroogex! Martha & Peter both work in the fresh lobster division. Belinda, a VP for marketing, had her hands full this year with the big to do over those crippled Filipino orphans employed by Scroogex as head of their hugely successful online service, Scoonet.com. You can bet ol Thames pulling down the big ones! So this Xmas the whole Cratchit clan (grandkids Amber, Joey, Jake, Jennifer, little Ben & critter included! Will gather at Chex Cratchit for Christmas goose, reflect on our blessings and say- God Bless Us, Everyone! The whole crew!