This sand dollar
and the quotation below adorned my office door during Christmas seasons while I worked at the Canal. We now
put them on our front door here in Coronado. A little "Bah, Humbug" never hurt anybody.
"Marley's face. It was not in impenetrable shadow as the other objects in
the yard were, but had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar. It was not angry or ferocious,
but looked at Scrooge as Marley used to look: with ghostly spectacles turned up upon its ghostly forehead. The hair
was curiously stirred, as if by breath or hot air; and though the eyes were wide open, they were perfectly motionless.
That, and its livid colour, made it horrible; but its horror seemed to be, in spite of the face and beyond its control, rather
a part of its own expression."
Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens