There's no place like home for the holidays.
But again this year, there will be millions of Americans who can't make it home, or have no home to go to.
For many of our military men and women, it's Christmas far from home. All too many of them will be putting themselves in harm's way so that the rest of us can enjoy the holiday in relative peace and tranquility.
Then, there are the countless homeless Americans who will spend Christmas on the street, or in the woods, or wandering aimlessly about.
I don't believe that folks who have never experienced being away from a "homey" atmosphere at holiday time can ever fully appreciate the longing in those who can't be home, or have no home.
I've experienced that longing, and I'm glad I did. It makes me appreciate all the more the happy home I now enjoy.
And it gives added pleasure to finding another coin or two for the Christmas kettle.