My granddaughter’s early arrival of course means that there is once again a baby in the house at Christmas. What a neat blessing it is. Baby Issa – as her father has nicknamed her – was by far the youngest and the smallest person in the congregation at Christmas Eve Mass tonight, which did not… Continue reading First Christmases
I’ve got a wild hair today. I don’t know who or what originally decided that Hallowe’en shouldn’t be observed as anything other than Orange and Black Day, but now it has a new name: Character Day. What in the name of Jack Skellington is a Character Day, and why has it supplanted Hallowe’en in the… Continue reading Who Killed Hallowe’en?
It was a lovely time. Ten people seated at our dining room table, and the best behaved creature was Tommy the Cat, who chose to sleep on a chair rather than follow Jeebers to the basement following banishment for trying to mount the food serving table in the kitchen. I didn’t have to lift a… Continue reading Thanksgiving And Other Shenanigans