Sandy: Since 1871, December 26, dubbed Boxing Day, has been a national holiday in England, Wales, Ireland and Canada. Currently it is also a bank holiday in other places including Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya and South Africa. There seems to be discrepancies over it’s origins and no one seems to really care but the practice distributing money and boxfuls of gifts to the less advantaged, domestic help, tradesmen and employees is the tradition. It has also become a day of playing and watching professional sports such as cricket, rugby and football (soccer), and fox hunting. For us it was a day to sort through our belongings. We discovered a few coats and sweaters in great condition as well as several boots that someone might be able to use.
Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.