from Regensburg, Germany (or Bad Abbach to be more exact)!
I cannot express how content I am to spend yet another Christmas in Bavaria with the Heiss family. I'm prepared to buy a dirndl and stay here forever.
And, Merry Christmas to all you readers out there...whoever you are...here are some lovely, festive pictures:
A Christmas Aquatic, 1968; Image: Alan Band, Fox Photos / Getty Images; Two of Santa's more alluring helpers decorated an underwater Christmas tree in a pool at Cypress Gardens, Florida, in 1968.
Sun Valley Serenade, 1951; Image: Murray Garrett; Actress and competitive swimmer Esther Williams offers a Coke to her snowman in Sun Valley, Idaho.
A Christmas Message, 1969; image: Alan Band; Water-skiers sent a message, “Merry Xmas and Happy New Year To Y’all,” in Cypress Gardens, Florida, in 1969.