David Alexander

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The Holiday letters are coming in, those annual news reports from friends and relatives that have become almost as traditional as sprigs of holly. These letters are a wonderful way to keep up with those who live far away, but sometimes I have doubts about their accuracy, or at least their believability. Like photos on Facebook, these letters are all smiles. 

Here, for example, is what we may call the generic or universal Holiday letter, written in the third person superlative, on which all others seem to be modeled.

Dear Friends,

Davis Dunavin

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people who were adopted to see their original birth certificates. This wo  uld change the way the state has handled adoptions for decades.