The List

When I grew up, making a list of what us kids wanted for Christmas was the foundation on which the entire holiday celebration was built. My brother, sister and I knew we couldn’t get every item, but that made it all the more compelling and mysterious.

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Here’s hoping that all the jackass things I said to my parents in my youth were forgotten by them long ago (okay, the things I’ve said to my friends too), and that I can keep learning how to be gracefully loving and forgetful!


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