A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story  It’s   cold and crisp,  the air between each time   crystal clear or full of light wings falling/ fat with fluff   sailing where they please, drifting sideways in the breeze with crystal memories  See them resting quietly in the trees?  On the ground adding curve to rugged spaces giving shadow’sContinue reading “A Christmas Story”

Christmas Story; A Midwestern America Christmas!

Christmas Story An Unexpected Guest; High Jinks and Hilarity When I was 11 I experienced a Christmas I’ll never forget. It started on a night when the entire family (aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents) had gathered at our house for a rare celebration of Christmas on Christmas Eve; … (the air crisp and cold, theContinue reading “Christmas Story; A Midwestern America Christmas!”

Song of Christmas Past

Song of Christmas Past I sing the songs of Christmas past of joyful times gone by … the words and stories known so well that float behind my eyes … I turn the pages of the book I see within my mind .. I listen to the sighs; sweet songs of Christmas memories of time and loveContinue reading “Song of Christmas Past”

Slice of American Pie: A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story Don’t you think those unexpected, unique events that sometimes occur during Christmas are presents more memorable than any single gift received? Memories are more powerful because, unlike the new bicycle or the baseball glove or even that favorite new pair of ice skates that have long turned to dust, they can beContinue reading “Slice of American Pie: A Christmas Story”

Christmas Story IV: Magical Moments

There were other Christmases and other memories I have from when I was a boy. There was the time I rode around town with my dad on Christmas Eve leaving Christmas turkeys on the doorsteps of families not as fortunate as ours. There’s the fragmented memory I have of walking down the aisle at church cradling my favorite giftContinue reading “Christmas Story IV: Magical Moments”

A Christmas Story III

A Christmas Story III The dining table was big enough to comfortably seat ten people: one aunt, one uncle, two girl cousins, a grandmother, a grandfather, a brother and mom and dad. Dad carved the pig into chunks of meat that were so tender they fell apart when served. The combination of spices flavored theContinue reading “A Christmas Story III”

The Pig In A Blanket

… Every two or three hours we drove to the bakery, parked out back and checked on the progress of our roasting pig. The blue gas flame gave just enough light for us to see the pig slowly rolling past our eyes. By four or five o’clock the pig had cooked to a dark, rich,Continue reading “The Pig In A Blanket”

Christmas Story

Don’t you think those unexpected, unique events that sometimes occur during Christmas are presents more memorable than any single gift received? Maybe the memories are more powerful because they’re shared by everyone at the same time. Like that one Christmas Eve, the air crisp and cold, the sky crystal clear, snow falling the size ofContinue reading “Christmas Story”

Christmas Stories III

Christmas Stories III The dining table was big enough to comfortably seat  ten people: one aunt, one uncle, two girl cousins, a grandmother, a grandfather, a brother and  mom and dad. The pig rested on the iron skillet on a ceramic trivet in the middle of the table with the shrivled red apple still inContinue reading “Christmas Stories III”

A Christmas Story

every two or three hours we drove to the bakery parked out back and looked in at our roasting pig … ….. the blue gas flames lit the inside of the oven just enough for us to watch the pig turn golden brown as it slowly moved past our eyes … ….. later that afternoon around four orContinue reading “A Christmas Story”

Christmas Stories

  Don’t you think those unexpected, unique events that sometimes occur during Christmas are gifts more memorable than any single gift received?  Maybe the memories are more powerful because  they’re shared by everyone at the same time.   Like that one Chrisrtmas Eve, the air crisp and cold, the sky crystal clear, snow falling the size of fat cotton balls, sparkling like diamonds onContinue reading “Christmas Stories”