Archive | December 2011
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The holiday that seemed to come upon us like a tinseled tsunami is now over. It was a wonderful holiday – filled with warmth and laughter, too much food and drink, the bustle of shopping and wrapping, and most of all the presence of our family. But now the tree is starting to look a […]
Does anybody else feel a little guilty having to ask their kids what they want for Christmas? I struggle with this every year since most of our children have grown and moved away. When they were little it was easier. We knew if they coveted a certain toy or game, or which Teenage Mutant Ninja […]
Each year we pull out the big plastic box in our basement that serves as our Museum of Family History. Within its many cardboard galleries are Christmas tree ornaments that serve as four-inch tour guides, speaking warmly, knowledgeably and nostalgically about our past. Each is an essay about moments in our history, years that were […]
If you could know, years in advance, that heart disease, cancer or another disease would someday kill you, would you want to know? Last night we talked about that during our annual book club Christmas party, as we sipped wine and nibbled hors de’ oeuvres in a living room filled with Santas and angels. I […]