Any comments? How was your 2004? I will be doing some year end thinking over the next few days in the style of Sameul Pypes and his year end summation of what the previous 12 months brought - here is his version from his diary entry of 1 January 1660:
Blessed be God, at the end of the last year I was in very good health, without any sense of my old pain, but upon taking of cold. I lived in Axe Yard having my wife, and servant Jane, and no more in family than us three. My wife . . . . gave me hopes of her being with child, but on the last day of the year . . . .[the hope was belied.] My own private condition very handsome, and esteemed rich, but indeed very poor; besides my goods of my house, and my office, which at present is somewhat uncertain.My own condition is also very handsome. Ask the ladies.