The Concert, pt. 6

Thursday, Dec. 18, 1986The Thursday before Christmas vacation was always the culinary highlight of the school year. Fresh turkeys donated by Gizzard Acres. Lumpy mashed potatoes covered with silky smooth gravy. Buttered peas and carrots. Homemade cranberry sauce made right in the cafeteria kitchen. Gingerbread cake with Cool Whip topping.  It was hard to fathom …

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Grinch and Bear It, or The Turn of the Scrooge

Don’t say it. I know what you’re going to say after you read the next few sentences. Please don’t. I’ve heard it before, and it doesn’t help. I have a long and complicated relationship with Christmas. Actually, it’s not that complicated.  I don’t like it. Pretty simple. Now raise your hand if you thought, “He’s …

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