Right you are, Kali. Buster cruelly suffered at the hands of Ms. Talmadge and that other woman. He legally could have divorced them both. But he chose to endure and certainly did, at a hell of a price.
If only we could get back the feelings of the Christmas of our childhood. My mother bought an artificial tree this year –; I could not believe it! But at least she is still here to share the holiday with us.