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Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Past -- Christmas Morning

Charlotte awoke when she heard Daddy building the fire in the heater. She shook Wanda and crawled out of the warm bed into the cold air of the north room. She saw the new doll sticking out of her stocking before she got to the door.

"Oh, how pretty she is! Look Wanda, isn't she pretty?"

The doll didn't have glass eyes and shiny hair, and it didn't drink a bottle or wet its pants. It was just an ordinary doll with a pressed sawdust head and a stuffed cloth body. But it was new and clean and needed a little girl to love it. She hugged the doll close and took her stocking to the warmth of the heater to see what else was inside. There were some new barrettes for her hair, and rolled up inside was a book of the beautiful paper dolls. In the very bottom were dresses for her new doll.

Later in the morning Charlotte said to Mama, "I love my new doll! She's just right!"

"Someday, Santa will bring you a doll with glossy hair. I just know he will," said Mama.

There may not be time for me to post anything else until after Christmas, so I want to wish all who read my feeble attempts at writing, a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS with your families; may you be blessed with good health and happiness.

Blessings in Christ,



  1. Wishes for a blessed and joyous Christmas Charlotte.
    Your stories have been a wonderful gift. You are a very good writer.

  2. Charlotte, I love what you write")
    Much is like my past.
    Remember my grandmother cooking on the old wood stove. Wonder now how she did it.
    Merry Christmas to you....

  3. Oh I enjoy your stories so much.. They bring back a lot of childhood memories for me.. You have a Merry Christmas and I'll see you after the Holidays..Susie

  4. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. I wish I could remember the Christmas's of my childhood like you remember yours. You are blessed.

  5. Your writings are such warm and pleasant reminiscences of life. Thank you for sharing these wonderful parts of your heart.
    Wishing you a joyous Christmas filled with love and happiness.

  6. Merry Christmas to you, Charlotte. Please don't refer to your writings as feeble. I love reading your stories!

  7. This is lovely. So touching. I can practically see and feel that doll! I hope your Christmas was a beautiful and meaningful one. And, "feeble attempts" at writing? Oh, please! You're writing is wonderful!