So- as a person who feels extremely blessed to have health and happiness on my side for most of my life – my best Christmas is still that of 1973 – oh yeah baby!! Flashback to my living room – soft avocado painted trim mouldings- wide ivory & white striped wallpaper, a peach rug and a green velvet sofa with my sister’s oil portrait hung above the fireplace.
I run downstairs (6 a.m.) at my scraggly age of 6 to find a black and white puppy hanging in my stocking. Yes – a real puppy! Nothing has ever topped that. So – thank you Santa for all the work that it took to get my beloved Bitsy in place that wonderful Christmas morning. Bitsy later died when I was a Junior at ECU – she lived a long happy life. What a gift – what a Christmas.