It’s that time of year when the chill in the frosty air brings us indoors to hunker down with thick comforters and mugs of steaming hot chocolate overflowing with fluffy marshmallows. When holiday music and movies become the soundtrack to our everyday home lives. When we gather ‘round the fire for company, drink, food and love. When we are celebrating and remembering those we treasure and hold near and dear. When the real meaning of the season is family – by our DNA or by our heart. When we reflect and give thanks for all we have. In a nutshell, unconditional love.
I’d like to welcome June Shaw to share the beauty of the season with us.
Favorite holiday tradition?
Right before we eat, all of us hold hands, say a prayer, and sing “Happy Birthday” to baby Jesus.
Favorite childhood toy?
I loved a doll that I fed with a little bottle. She wet and cried. Her legs and arms were hard, but her body was soft. She was a sweetie.
Favorite childhood game?
Playing chase with friends was lots of fun.
Snow ball fight or making snow families?
Okay, you’re being funny now. I live in south Louisiana. That’s true; we did have snow once or twice, not enough for a snow family, but enough to throw at each other. Great fun!
Sleigh rides, sledding or skiing?
I loved skiing – water skiing – behind a boat.
Favorite holiday song?
I enjoy all of them but like “Jingle Bells” best. Everyone knows it, and residents of senior citizens’ homes where we go to sing love to sing it.
Favorite holiday movie?
Frosty the Snowman – maybe since we’ve had so little of it, I can’t imagine a large snowman.
Favorite holiday story to read?