I know it is a little late in sending a letter, but time runs away from me. I haven't been in much of a festive mood this year. We will still have chickens on Christmas Day, which means work just as though it was any other day.
There are no little children in our family anymore; little ones add a special spark to light the happiness don't they? I remember being little; attending a Christmas program at the church building, hanging an old stocking on the doorknob when we got home, then bouncing out of bed the next morning and running into the cold room to see what had been left for me. Some years we went to Grandma Bean's for dinner and my favorite food was the Jello with real big grapes in it.
I'm old now, so I won't hang a stocking and there's no sense in putting packages under the tree for me, because I have all the material stuff I need to keep dusted and in place. In other words, I don't need things that have to be bought with money, but rather things bought with one of the most precious things you have ~ TIME. So, I'll be leaving a list of things you can choose from for my present: 1)hang a shelf and a pegboard. 2)finish wiring the plug-ins in the living room. 3)move the freezer that doesn't work anymore, outside! 4)electric cord for the old Singer.... There are lots more I could add, but I don't want to scare you away!
I'll have some of that good, homemade fruit cake for you!