The Non-resolution year

The Non-resolution year

Long, long ago I lived in a place where it regularly snowed each winter. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m not a big fan of cold. I must really love my husband. Anyway, one winter it had snowed and thawed and snowed and thawed repeatedly and in all of that time we...
When Christmas is Painful

When Christmas is Painful

Seventy-three years ago my mom was standing in the front room of her home looking out the window. Her mom, my grandma, was 6 months pregnant. She remembers seeing planes fly by close enough that she could see the Japanese pilots. My mom was too young to remember much...
It’s Better to Receive

It’s Better to Receive

Many years ago our family arrived at my brother’s for Christmas. As a part of a cousin gift exchange we handed one of his children a gift. The child said thank you and tossed the still wrapped gift on the couch and ran off. I didn’t think much about it, because the...
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