"Hi Eli-I'm somewhat embarrassed by my assumptive Faux Paux earlier....it's not even April yet, but I'm playing the fool regardless....
Just the same, you are welcome here either way....just as much as anyone else, and we are always…"
"Thank God you're here, Eli!
It's been a long time since we talked, and I enjoyed finally meeting you in person at the Collector's Gathering a few years ago in Nashville.
I've enjoyed all of the Christmas cards from you and your…"