That old Christmas card

Peter Jackson
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Top 10 excuses for posing in front of the words “Lest we forget” for a Christmas card:

• 10. Came down to a toss-up between that and “We are the dead.”

• 9. Thought it was a good counterpoint to Quebec’s “Je me souviens.”

• 8. It was the only picture in the batch that caught me smiling.

• 7. Original message was “Best of the season,” but some prankster Photoshopped it.

• 6. Thought it was the name of a Christmas carol.

• 5. Photographer was on loan from Veteran’s Affairs.

• 3. Got a deal on printing and planned to recycle for next year’s Remembrance Day cards.

• 2. Photo was cropped according to principles of feng shui.

And the No. 1 excuse for posing in front of the words “Lest we forget” for a Christmas card ...

• 1. It was just a joke, b’y. Lighten up.


Peter Jackson is The Telegram’s commentary editor. He can be reached at

Geographic location: Quebec

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  • Polly Pickford
    December 14, 2010 - 18:38

    Our now infamous escape artist and Danny have something in common , one went through a side window before getting drowned , while Dan slips out the backdoor ,to avoid the now infamous christmas card .Houdini would be so proud ...

  • Peter Jackson
    December 14, 2010 - 13:30

    Thanks, Scott! Did I mention I can't count?

  • Scott Free
    December 14, 2010 - 13:24

    may I fill in # 4: Thought my head was so big that it would block out the words!

  • Brad
    December 14, 2010 - 13:01

    That was no joke it was sickening, and it says alot about a person to exploit a sacred statement set aside for such a tragic event. I won't forget that he did that the weasel.