This & ThatChristmas experiences past, the reason for the season

Iím 76 years old but I can still remember Christmas times when I was a child. I can remember the excitement that mounted as Christmas drew near. We almost always put up and decorated a wild tree that my father cut from somewhere on our small farm. As I remember, most of our trees each year were Cedars but occasionally White Pines graced our living room.

My parents somehow managed to buy extra food during the Christmas season. Oranges, tangerines, chocolates, fruitcake and nuts were absent from our pantry most of the year, but come Christmas we found the money for those foods somehow. After all it was Christmas and Christmas only came once a year.

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