Many of us have a story to tell about a Christmas.It might have been a Christmas turkey dinner, a special
gift or something that happened during the Christmas holidays. Do you have a story that you would like
to share. Maybe you have a dessert that has been handed down or you do something different at Christmas time.You will find contact information at the bottom of each page.
CHRISTMAS MONEY GONE WITH THE GARBAGE.
It was three weeks before Christmas.
Money was a bit tight and I was so happy with the presents we had for our four children. I was finished my shift at one
job and on my way to another. I decided to go pick up the rest of the lay-a-wayson the way up the road..I reached in my purse
to give the lady money for my purchases. My $650.00 odd dollars was gone. I told the lady I'd be back and ran outside
to the car where my husband was waiting to tell him. It then came flooding back to me. I had cleaned out my purse the night
before and must have thrown the envelope my money was in,in the garbage. I was devastated thinking I had ruined Christmas
for my family. We had worked so hard to get this money.Believe it or not it was garbage day in our community and our
garbage had been picked up. Our road was the last stop for the truck because the dump was on our road.I said to my husband
"we have to try and find that truck". He said there's no way we will find the money in all that
garbage. We continued on in the road and in the distance we spotted the truck.I don't think the car was fully stopped
and I had the door open. I ran up to the truck and told the driver my story.I told him I had to try and find our Christmas
money. I could tell by his expression he felt bad that this had happened to us just before Christmas. He radioed in to the
offfice ,told them my story and asked them if I could look for my money. They said yes. We followed the truck to the dump.
By this time the men at the dump had heard my story and were stood around waiting for us.We walked up to them and one of
them offered me a pair of cotton gloves.As we stood around I knew by the look on their faces they must have thought
I was crazy thinking there was no way I could find my money in all this garbage. I watched as the compacted garbage was pushed
out of the truck. I couldn't believe my eyes.I said"God if your with me be with me now". A bag rolled from
the top of the mound and rested at my feet. I bent over to see if anything was familiar. My envelope was laying
at my feet with my money and even change. "I found it"!! .I screamed .I almost jumped in my husbands arms,hugged
all the dear men who were so willing to help. Thanked them all and continued out the road. By this time I was late for my
second job. I ran into work explaining to them what happened. People had been phoning looking for us. Needless to say I
had a lot of explaing to do. Everybody understood.i picked up our lay-a-ways on our way back down the road. This story has
been told many a time in our families and I wrote a poem about it and entered it in The Shoreline, "Christmas Stories",
(local newspaper) just before the deadline that same year and won first prize. Just goes to show you a little
bit of faith goes a long way.
My Red Truck
I was five years old and still believed
in Santa. There were nine of us children and our parents were having difficulty with finances.
wanted a red truck for christmas and I believed that I would get it.
That christmas morning we opened our gifts.
There it was ..my red truck. I ran out to the stable to show it to my father. He was feeding our horse and cleaning out the
manure. He could see the joy in my face and the excitement in my voice. That my my best christmas ever. That was over fifty
years ago but I still remember the joy of that red truck.
Turkey recipes and other goodies.
The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Dictionary of cooking terms from Reynolds.
Wild about Game: 150 Recipes for Cooking Farm-Raised and Wild Game - From Alligator and Antelope to Venison and Wild Turkey
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