Tell Me A Story: Man or Myth? The Real Reason for Christmas

Christmas is upon us! As I prepare for our four sons and daughter-in-law to come home for the holidays, I’m remembering a Christmas nearly 25 years ago, when my oldest son reminded his parents of the true “reason for the season”. This post was actually a column published in our local newspaper a few years …

Tell Me A Story: Memories Born on a Frozen Pond

Sometimes the simplest joys are the most memorable. My friend Cindy Miller recalls with fondness a family tradition as part of our Christmas Memories series. Perhaps reading her story will conjure up your own favorite Christmas memory. Visiting my grandparent’s pond was what I looked forward to most at Christmas. My sisters and I always …

Tell Me A Story: A Favorite Recipe and Memories of a Dear Friend

My Christmas Memory in this second week of Advent involves delicious food, a dear friend and wonderful memories of a Christmas spent in England. Some 30 years ago, pregnant with my first child, my husband and I decided to spend Christmas with my friend and her husband in Southampton, England. Valerie and I had been …

Tell Me A Story: Finding the True Spirit of Christmas

The Christmas season conjures up many memories of holidays past, some warm and pleasurable, many bittersweet. In the weeks ahead, I’ll be sharing a few of my own Christmas memories, as well as those offered by a few friends. Today, a fellow blogger I met online through The Nester’s 31 Days of Writing has agreed …