2010 is a good year to be a Saturday columnist. So is 2011. This year, Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, as does New Year's Day. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been asking family, friends and colleagues what they want for the holidays, whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah or any other celebration. Here are some of the replies.
Newport Beach resident Linda Schulein wrote: "No surprise here. My wish is that every family who is fortunate enough to have enough extend their generosity to the families in our community who really, really need help and the outstanding professional organizations that work with them. Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter, Girls Inc. and Orange County Community Housing's SteppingUp are at the top of my list!"
Schulein is right that her wish is no surprise as she has been instrumental in improving the lives of the less fortunate for many years. She is setting an example for the next generation in her family and is a great credit to Newport-Mesa.