Like my three younger siblings, Patti, David and Tommy, our anticipation of Santa Claus reached a zenith. Christmas was finally here. I worried that I had not been “good enough” for Santa but everything must have been ok because I did have a stocking full of little treasures that morning.Continue reading →
I tell my stories in a non-linear manner. That means I won’t be speaking in a chronological direction from a beginning to a middle, and finally, to an end.
That is personally not how I think when I consider the element of time and events.
My perception is more complex.Continue reading →
One by one we unwrapped our gifts. I noticed I had one additional gift. An extra gift seemed strange because in our home gifts were something extraordinary. A steelworker’s family seldom had more than a couple of small gifts. Each one was a treasure to us.. We giggled and squirmed amid the wrappings we discarded the wrapping papers. We tore into the gifts. OH, Christmas morning is the most memorable time of a little child’s life!Continue reading →