Monday, December 24, 2007

My Mother's Christmas Garden



Here is the true story my mother wrote about the Christmas garden house. It's a pdf I made from a booklet she gave us several years ago.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

(mighty busy in the kitchen...)

8 comments:

l. said...

Sally ...
Thank you.
Tears and happiness,
Linda

sally g said...

Oh, Sally, this is just beautiful and amazing.
Merry Christmas!

sal said...

I think this is the most beautiful Christmas story I have ever heard. Thanks so much.

Namowal said...

That's a sweet story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sally said...

Thanks for your comments on my mother's story, and for taking the time to read it during the holidays.

My grandmother grew up as an orphan, raised by her grandmother. Such a sad start in life, but not unusual at that time.

My mother describes it so poignantly I think, and she's always been an excellent writer and story teller. All her attempts at publishing (her adult life, and now she's 92), have been frustrating, until I published one of her children's books on lulu.com.

Odd that she has never liked reading fiction.

sg said...

Sometimes I think true stories are just so much more compelling than fiction. But here children's books were fiction?

Sally said...

SG, I agree that true stories are often more compelling than fiction. Her children's books were fictional. But all her writing has the revealing details observed, which biographies often omit. Her favorite biography, read every year when she visited us, is Charmed Lives by Michael Korda..

Linda said...

If I only had a Kindle...
I could download Charmed Lives for $8.76.