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her husband Almanzo’s memories of
he could hardly stand the strain.”
Christmas Eve had been filled with
hard work—cleaning, polishing, cooking, and preparing. It was all because
company was coming, and everything
must be its very best for this special
sun was up, the children were up, call-ing;“Merry;Christmas”;and;diving;into
stockings that were bulging with gifts.
of all—especially the store-bought cap
with earmuffs and the jackknife with
They obeyed. It was 3: 30 a.m.; they
Relieved, the children resumed their
up—and then, company arrived.
ball battle wrapped up Almanzo’s day
until all the family went home again.
Christmas had ended.
Christmas memories do you treasure
to be opened. Maybe it was the endless
waiting until you were finally allowed
to open them. Could it be the memory
memories such a permanent place in
Christmas so beautifully encapsulates
at the similarities Almanzo’s memories
For all of human history, mankind
were no exception. They, as their par-
Bonnie Rose Hudson