Holiday Traditions

With a daughter-in-law who was raised Buddhist and Methodist, and dear friends who are Muslim, as well as Jewish, Catholic, Bahai and an assortment of Protestants, each with their own unique traditions and holidays, I am awed by their different traditions. What is your favorite holiday? How does your family celebrate it? What is your favorite part of your holiday? Growing up I never really … Continue reading Holiday Traditions

The Naughty List

While decorating the Christmas tree, my grandson Jack and I started talking. This story is from that discussion. I hope you enjoy it.  Santa’s Naughty List (a family story) Nick rocked the chair back and forth, struggling against his restraints as Noel strode towards him holding out the magical snow globe. “I’m sorry Nicky but the only way I can be Santa is if you … Continue reading The Naughty List

Molly’s Christmas Wish (an original short-story)

“Santa Claus!” Molly exclaimed. “Oh mommy, can I go tell Santa what I want for Christmas? Please.” Five-year old Molly tugged on her mother’s hand. Callie bit her lip and stared at the mall Santa in his red suit. What’s the point, there will be no Christmas for us. “We have time Callie,” her cousin Rose said. “Let’s take the girls to visit Santa and … Continue reading Molly’s Christmas Wish (an original short-story)