It’s not about what really happens actually, it’s more about an ideal and the way it makes you feel when you watch the movies or hear the music. With me it’s the memories of trips every other year to California to see relatives and experience the sights and delicious aromas from the kitchens in the homes of loved ones. The years we didn’t travel there we were at my maternal grandparents house with all of my mother’s siblings and the memory of little Mama in her housedress along with my mother, her hair in little pin curls that she formed by using a toothbrush, cooking from early morning so that food would be ready for lunch at noon. While they were preparing the dinner my mother’s sisters were off in their bedrooms preening and not bothering to help in the kitchen, privilege of being the younger sisters I guess.
Children are so impressionable, they remember the smallest of details so be careful how you treat them and guard the words you use to describe them, they won’t forget.
It’s coming like a freight train and there’s nothing we can do to stop it so start making your plans now and go ahead and watch all the Christmas Holiday movies you can and don’t complain about Christmas carols being played too soon or decorations going up in the local mall too fast. Remember, the day Christmas is over they pull all the Christmas decorations and put up Valentines so enjoy it while it lasts.
Your resident sloppy sentimentalist, h