Tag Archives: Christmas

Wyndy’s Christmas Surprise

Nothing, not even the long and warm sunlit days of summer, lasts forever.  The warm months in the Ozarks were now only a memory in the mind of Wyndy and there were more important, and more immediate, issues which occupied … Continue reading

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The Aluminum Christmas Tree

I have some advice for those among you who may be considering a holiday vacation and embrace the Norman Rockwell inspired images of Christmas.  Cross Yuma, Arizona off your list of possible destinations.  I was ten years of age in … Continue reading

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A Priceless Childhood Memory

Larry overslept and he was running late for a very important event.  He was going to a sale, but it wasn’t just any sale.  The contents of the old railroad depot in downtown Noel were being auctioned and Larry had … Continue reading

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Santa’s Country Helpers

The old and jolly, white bearded, red and white clothed black boot wearing Santa Claus isn’t always the one tasked with the delivery of Christmas gifts, and a reindeer drawn sleigh streaking across a cold and clear late December sky … Continue reading

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Zadkiel’s Mercy

Mr. Earl’s home was now, and had been for more than two years, a small three room unit at a local nursing home. He lived in unit, as the rooms were called, number 109. The room had a bathroom, a … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Divinity Candy Recipe

Every family seems to have a Christmas food tradition.  In my family it was my mother’s traditional holiday preparation of divinity candy.  My mother reveled in the experience of painstakingly preparing the sweet white clusters and, as a small boy, … Continue reading

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A Father’s Christmas Gift

Rosalyn’s father and mother knew their destiny did not rest within a life in Cripple Creek, Colorado.  Although their dreams were those of modest expectations, the future for the family was on a dairy farm over eight hundred miles away … Continue reading

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