Thank you all, so very much.
There were forty pages of screened comments on the post by the time I logged on this morning. I haven't even been able to read half of them as yet. So if I haven't unscreened yours yet, be patient. (My loyal minions often do much of that for me, but they all have off right now for the New Year holiday).
I am going to close comments on this post, lest I have even more messages to deal with.
But I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all the kind words and good wishes.