By Liz, sorry to see the festive time of year over…
Let’s keep the holiday spirit alive just a bit longer, shall we? Wickeds, I want to hear about your favorite part of this holiday – best moment with someone special, favorite gift you gave or received, most awesome dessert…whatever you want to remember!
Sherry: My husband and I drove to Florida to spend Christmas with my mom. Our daughter was flying in on Christmas Eve and I was worried about that huge storm sweeping across the country. Planes were delayed, flights were canceled, but we got a Christmas miracle and she made it with only a one hour delay. I was so happy and grateful!
Edith/Maddie: That’s a lovely miracle, Sherry! Our in-person Christmas was cancelled/postponed because Hugh was COVID positive, alas (not me, thank goodness). But we had a lovely Christmas morning three-way Zoom chat with my sons and their sweethearts and a quiet day at home. I love this photo of son JD and his fiancee Alex in their superadobe home in Puerto Rico showing off the “Welcome to Amesbury” etched glasses I bought locally and mailed to them.
Liz: Love that, Sherry and sorry about Hugh, Edith. I had a pretty quiet holiday but got to reconnect with some old friends from my childhood, which was really special. I always felt like part of the family with the Murphys, and they welcomed me right back into the fold when I moved back to the area. It was so lovely to reconnect.
Julie: Liz, how great is it to reconnect with folks? My holidays were fairly quiet, but lovely. Lots of family time, going to see SIX with my sister and the nieces, dinner with my folks, and playing Left/Right/Center and Yahtzee on new year’s eve. Lots of fun.
Barb: Guys, I had the BEST Christmas. The first time we’ve all been together for the holiday, Bill and I, our kids and their spouses and the grandkids, in four long years. And we had two big family events–the traditional Feast of the Seven Fish (which untraditionally, Bill’s family holds not on Christmas Eve, but on the Saturday before) and Christmas dinner, this year held at my daughter’s house for 40+ people. Between the two events we got to see all Bill’s siblings, their spouses, all the cousins and their spouses, the next generation of cousins, and assorted in-laws and out-laws–all the usual suspects. It was so special I get teary just writing this.
Jessie: Barb, I got a little teary just reading your post! I am so delighted for you! We had a lovely holiday season, except that our oldest had to quarantine because of COVID. Luckily, he got to visit with us before our second youngest had to return to his new job out west. Having all four kids in the same house together is always one of my favorite things in the world!
Readers, what about you? Do you have a favorite moment from this year’s holiday celebrations?