Family Holiday Gathering, Surprises, & Approved Lying

  I share this family story during a month when our FirefliesBlog.com theme is books about Christmas trees, which I love. However, this particular memory is slightly off-target – nothing new for me. I was thinking this Christmas month about a quirky way our family celebrates reunions, whether…

December’s Prompt: Our Family Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree – O Christmas Tree…  How lovely are thy branches. This month’s H2L theme is the Christmas tree, or more specifically – YOUR family Christmas tree.  This month we are writing about a family memory, tradition, and/or story surrounding the family Christmas tree.  Maybe…

The Year of the Thanksgiving “Lumps”

It wasn’t really unusual for our family to enjoy a turkey dinner once or twice during the year, when I was growing up, so what definitely set aside Thanksgiving as a special holiday meal was Mamma’s stuffing.  Mm-m-m! Hers was no packaged, out-of…