CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

December 19, 2009

Christmas Memories


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

Suzy, guest writer*

      It has to snow in time for Christmas in Wisconsin. It’s the law! And snow it did, & snow it does. Dry, blowing snow, dancing across streets & highways, swirling around stop signs & lamp posts. Heavy, wet snow, sticking to your mittens & catching in the neck of your jacket. Snow drifts, snow banks, snow plows, snow shovels, snow balls, snow forts, snow men, snow angels: you can’t have Christmas in Wisconsin without snow.

     But when you get to your grandparents’ home, for Christmas, after driving 4 hours in the cold & snow, with only the sound of your own voice or that of your mother & younger sisters for company, you find that your grandmother smells just the same – White Lilac is her fragrance – & that your grandfather has lit a fire in the family room fireplace in anticipation of your arrival.

     And your grandmother hasn’t forgotten to (to read the rest of this post, click on http://sldeitrich.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/christmas-memories/ )

     *Suzy is a fourth cousin, both of us being descendants of Louis and Mary Googins des Isles from Lamoine, Maine.

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Christmas. Whose Season Is It?

A BROKEN LEG FOR CHRISTMAS

How to Count the Gifts Given in the Twelve Days of Christmas

Noel

CHRISTMAS LETTER 2008

CHRISTMAS LETTER 2006

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2007-A

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2007-B

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: 2008 STYLE

IN WINTERSCAPE…COMES THE SONG

SANTAS, MRS. SANTAS, ELVES & REINDEER WANTED: Please apply—Application #1

SANTAS, MRS. SANTAS, ELF and REINDEER WANTED: Application #2

DEER HEAD FOUND IN MAILBOX—A GIFT?

Dear SANTA from COCHRAN

(SANTA) SUED FOR NON-SUPPORT

SANTA IS DEAD!

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2007-B

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