12.24.2013

Christmas Eves of Yore

The whole family
would gather for ham dinner
with scalloped potatoes,
beer & vodka slushies
to beat the snow.
You sprang
for shrimp cocktail;
someone probably brought
deer sausage.
Children of all ages sat,
coloring. You can see us
grow up
in those coloring book pages.
I never won anything
from my scratch-ticket prizes,
and don’t buy them now.
But I feel lucky
because I still see you laughing.

6 comments:

  1. What is Christmas, if not a time to remember one's Grandmother? I dreamt of mine on Christmas Eve.

    :')

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  2. love my grams, too. well caught, Marian ~

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  3. What unique traditions, good memories, and very potent luck "to see you laughing."

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