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 Posted: Thu Nov 29th, 2007 11:55 pm
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But there was a great deal of family going on. That's not a bad thing.

If it's good family, that is something, to be sure. 

Guess there are trade-offs.  I kid you not - or me, either - when I say that as a child, the 2-week Christmas season was as perfect as a child could want. 

On the other hand, my late mother left when I was seven months old and returned shortly before my fifth birthday, and I had no idea who she was when she walked in the door.  My Christmas memories start at age six.   Everytime I recall my late father, it is with a glass of whiskey or a beer in his hand, and he died of complications from alcohalism in his mid-fifties.  But he had a great work ethic and a good job, and we wanted for nothing.  And, for two weeks every Christmas, my parents put aside thier endless bickerings and created the best memories of my young life.  I still LOVE Christmas whole-heartedly. 

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