Every year (almost), the family publishes a Christmas newsletter. While many families have a newsletter that basks in the glory of their children's accomplishments, ours tend to ramble on about minor (and major) crises, whatever vacations were taken (or cancelled) and most of the time, a litany of hospital visits. Much more cheerful. Also, much more accurate.
I started writing it years ago after I got one too many cheerful "look what we did!" newsletters and snapped. Nobody ever paid any attention to ours until the dogs started writing it. The dogs have received thank you notes for their Christmas newsletters. No, I am not bitter.
I'm trying to get a complete collection, which would require finding the random computers the documents were created upon. This may take some time.