I thought it might be fun to share one of our favorite stories about a past Christmas. Something that amazed or inspired you; something funny or amusing; a story that made some sort of impression on you.
It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate or long. Perhaps just an incident you’d care to share here. Maybe you think no one else would be interested in hearing your story, but I believe all stories are worth telling!
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Actually, I have so many I could share that I’m having great difficulty deciding which one, because I'll write one her on my next post.
I could tell you the one about my two aunts who had an ongoing competition each year for who could bake the best fresh coconut cake for the family gathering on Christmas Eve.
Or I might tell you about the uncle who showed up at our house each Christmas morning to watch my sister and me open our Christmas gifts and afterwards sing his own rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – this after he insisted that my mother make him eggnog (at that early morning hour) to which he added a nip from the bottle in his pocket.
Or I could tell you about the first and most beautiful tree I remember from my youth – that soaring evergreen at the home of the town doctor.
Or about the cousin who came at Christmas to stay a week when I was about seven years old and ate up all of my favorite foods – the chicken salad, ham and the Martha Washington candy.
Or my first Christmas with my new husband and his two children, then 8 and 11 years old, and the excitement that revolved around the first time I’d had children in my life at Christmastime.
Or how about the gifts brought home from the school class gift exchange – always the predictable box of handkerchiefs, a box of candied cherries or a bottle of Blue Waltz perfume, which my mother made me immediately throw out.
Or the year the electricity went out on Christmas morning and we made breakfast on the grill and had one of the most memorable Christmas meals ever.
So please, share one of your memories here, and meanwhile, I’m deciding which story I’ll tell in my next post.
Have a good week!