christmas eve…

 

aunt bea
said
christmas eve
was always
a time
of
preparation
she said
we aunts
were busy cooking
some
of
your grandmother’s
favorite recipes
well
all of us except
one aunt
whose
efforts
in the kitchen
were discouraged
by all
she always
wanted to cook
like the folks
she worked for
no
sweet potato pie
or
chitlins for her
no
it had to be something fancy
from
a new york
gourmet magazine
most times
it was still there
at
the end of dinner
even with an army
of
children
and
adults
to be fed
then came christmas day
presents were amassed
around the tree
and
after dinner
which
most of the nieces
and
nephew
believed
was
an eternity
we’d open presents
well
just a sampling
of what
your parents had bought
the
really
good stuff
to appease
your appetites
it was a time
of
laughter
and
a time to give thanks
for
surviving another year
but
foremost
it was
a statement
of
family pride
and
unity
something
lost
over the years
by
too many
in today’s society

 

4 thoughts on “christmas eve…

  1. Aunt Bea is always wise, with families spread all around the country now it is difficult to get 3veryone together, it’s rare to be all together. Wish it could be a number one priority. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas Charlie

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