The Witte Times: The mother of all Christmas newsletters
This is the home on the Internet of The Witte Times, proof positive that some people have too much time on their hands, and that "some people" includes me.
The Witte Times is a Christmas newsletter that started out modestly enough in 1994 as a two-page black and white missive. It experienced a four-year hiatus and in 1999 re-emerged as a full color, four page wretched excess, which has been its status pretty much every year since then.
I write and edit this thing in Word, which I must say is a lousy desktop publishing program. I probably should use some other program, but here at The Witte Times, we're all about tradition, even when it involves punishment.
We send out somewhere between 300 and 350 copies of this monstrosity a year.
The editions have been converted to PDFs. For a time, the Word files were so huge that trying to convert them directly resulted in crashing a computer or two and maybe the server, so instead I made my secretary scan them and convert them to PDFs. (What a nice boss!) As a result, there was some loss of resolution.
Then in 1999 I figured out that if I lowered the resolution of the images, the documents would be smaller and would convert to a PDF without difficulty. I'm a slow learner.
So without further embellishment, here they are. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat by now, you never will. Because the 1999-2005 editions are quite large, they will take some time to download.
Volume 1: 1994
Volume 2: 1999
Volume 3: 2000
Volume 4: 2001
Volume 5: 2002
Volume 6: 2003
Volume 7: 2004
Volume 8: 2005
Cleaner PDF and smaller files from here forward!
Volume 9: 2006
Volume 10: 2007
Volume 11: 2008
Volume 12: 2009
Volume 13: 2010
Volume 14: 2011
Volume 15: 2012
Thanks for visiting.
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