Christmas Eve with Two Families

I knew that Dennis was coming today at 3pm, so I did little this morning beyond prepare to leave and consider what I needed to take out of the bush. I am joining the family Christmas for the first time.

I waded the stream just before a light rain began to fall, and was changed and on my way down the road by 2:30. I didn’t go to see Bashful, since I had just seen him and I thought I would save Dennis some travel time, and more importantly wait time, if he were early. When I began to walk Dave Winchester went by without a wave or slowing down. I would probably stop if someone were walking down my road on Christmas Eve with a pack on their back. Anyway, the rain started and then Dennis came on time.

We were soon on our way back to their place where they prepared to go to church and then the grandparents. Dennis offered me his car and I went to Fredericton where I met with Tanya and the houseful. I left Fredericton late and still was back before the family’s return. We stayed up late talking and then slept around 2:30am.

About Barry Pomeroy

I had an English teacher in high school many years ago who talked about writing as something that people do, rather than something that died with Shakespeare. I began writing soon after, maudlin poetry followed by short prose pieces, but finally, after years of academic training, I learned something about the magic of the manipulated word.
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