Things I miss today from long ago…
Having my whole family gathered around my grandmothers’ tables – Gram ‘Cille and Granny Annie. Not to mention the giant mounds of homemade fudge, candy, peanut brittle and popcorn balls!
Listening to my Dad, Uncle Dick, and my cousins playing guitar/banjo/uke.
My own tradition of Mommie Dammit’s Orphans and Waifs Din-Din – gathering a bunch of friends who had no home to go to or wouldn’t be welcome because they were LGBT, feeding them a huge dinner I’d made and spending the rest of the day playing games and watching classic Xmas shows.
The holidays have NEVER been about presents to me! They always were, and always will be about sharing the love and laughter of people who mean so much to me.
To all of you, past-present-and-future, may you find the same joy and peace I’ve always known in these days. The Gods bless and keep you.
Now, enough sappy stuff… LET’S EAT!!