Archive for December, 2011

Merry Christmas


do you remember stringing cranberries and popcorn?  the cashier girl at the food store asked me what i was doing with the cranberries and popcorn and oranges. “a recipe?” she asked.  i told her about stringing cranberries and making dried orange ornaments. “cool.  i’ve never heard of that.”

In my mother’s basement, the Christmas after my grandmother had died, I found the top of a box that had belonged to her. My mother and I were down there retrieving ornaments and lights so that we could decorate the tree, a painful Christmas that year, 1995. My stepfather had died not long before my […]