Wednesday, December 24, 2008

First Stitches

My first posting is on Christmas Eve, 2008. The gifts are wrapped, the house is clean, the food is prepared and the family is ready for a few days of relaxing and visiting. With over a foot of snow in our town, many folks will be staying close to home, likely walking to most destinations. This is the first time in my memory that we'll have a white Christmas. Mother Nature has stitched a feather-soft quilt of white on white and laid it gently over the landscape.