“At Christmas, all roads lead home” – Marjorie Holmes
“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.” – Bess Streeter Aldrich
“He went to the church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and fro, and patted the children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of homes, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him pleasure. He had never dreamed of any walk, that anything, could give him so much happiness.” – Charles Dickens
“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.” – Chris Van Allsburg
“It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.” – Dylan Thomas
“If my Valentine you won’t be, I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” – Dr. Seuss
I think I fainted. Can’t ever remember seeing someone quote Bess Streeter Aldrich. A Lantern In Her Hand is one of my favorite books ever . . “oh the lady of the lee” . . .So happy you are all having this Christmas. SUCH HOPE!
Elizabeth Swinney says
Wait! I forgot! Who’s Kevin!? Is he Atticus’s son? I want to be a fly on the wall there! Oh, and feel free to just leave out that Big Pancake. I, the fly, will happy to “clean it up” for you.
Kevin? Just an extra I plucked off the playground for the photo shoot. (Yes, Atticus’s son).
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Oh, we had the same night.
On Christmas, we stayed at home and had a small party with the other members of family.
we had a wonderful dinner and played some fun games together.
Thanks & have a nice holiday season!
lisa thomson says
Very Sweet! Merry Christmas, Pauline I’m a few days late..