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Dear readers,

Happy holidays! Hope this letter finds you well.

It’s your favorite time of year! You get to hear the horrifying news that Cousin Susie, who has always been better than you, just earned her 4th PhD. To celebrate, she climbed Kilimanjaro and performed cleft palate surgery on orphans. Also, her new diet is working great!

You get to hear that Uncle Bernie made pork chops over Easter. Also, Grandma had that cyst removed and the scar is kind of purple, but she’s following up with a specialist next month.

Holiday brag letters. You probably get at least one each year – maybe you write your own. We want to see the craziest, the most mundane, the most bizarre brag letters you’ve ever received or penned. We promise to block out the names before publication in print or online, so your holiday dinner doesn’t devolve into groin kicks and fist fighting.

Send a copy of your letter (we can’t return them) to Kelley Benham, Deputy Floridian Editor, at 490 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 33704, or e-mail them to by Dec. 17. Put “Brag letter” in the subject line.

Of course, you also can post letters and comments here.

-- Stephanie Hayes, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:47pm]


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