My fondest memory is eating. We had to place two tables together in our long, narrow living room for Christmas dinner. We needed both tables because I came (come) from a large, Catholic family--eleven total. Dad and Mom, Charlie, Paul, me, Mary, Ann, David, Rose, Bernadette, and Ruth in order of age. We were a pretty close family, even though we did have normal everyday fights. My mom would start cooking the turkey the night before and it'd be finished by one or two pm when we'd eat. And we always went to Christmas Mass, either at Midnight or in the morning. My dad would have to go to two different Masses every Sunday because all of us wouldn't fit into one car.
|A decorated tree|
|A little help with gift wrapping|
Now things are not that way anymore. My parents are both with the Lord and my brothers and sisters are spread all around the globe. The large old home were grew up with isn't a home anymore -- it's a dry cleaners. And the area isn't rural anymore. Two blocks away there's a grade school.
Thank the Lord, I still have my memories.
Hope everyone has a joyful and wonderful Christmas.
And a merry New Year.
|Theresa Stillwagon engrossed in her work|
|From Whispers Press|
Readers can find her at http://theresastillwagon.webs.com/
Buy link for THE GIFT is http://www.whispershome.com/book_pages/the_gift.html
Another book, A BETRAYAL OF FRIENDSHIP, is available from Whispers Publishing at
|From The Wild Rose Press|
Theresa has sold to a third publisher, Desert Breeze Publishing, for what she hopes will be the first of a trilogy.
Congratulations, Theresa, and thanks for being a guest here today.
Unabashed plug for my own books is that they are available from www.thewildrosepress.com/caroline-clemmons-m-638.html