Contest Entry: Silent Night

My mother (my best friend) passed away in her sleep during the spring of 2004. We still celebrate the holidays together, as well as every day in joyless, yet peaceful spirit. Mom and I were quite the Scrabble fiends, so I set up her 1950-something board on the coffee table where we’d play, draw seven letters for her and seven for myself. Mom’s favorite carols were Silver Bells and Silent Night, which I listen to while sipping a Hot Buttered Rum—her “bit of holiday cheer.” Then, the old photo albums come out, and I quietly remember when…

16 thoughts on “Contest Entry: Silent Night

  1. Hi Susan, I, too, love Silver Bells and Silent Night. We’ll have a little sing-a-long while you’re here. And we will make the fudge!! :-)

    Big hug to you, Sis. Can’t wait to see you.



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