Just Another Christmas Story

My brother, Jerry, who lives in North Carolina, sent me a present this year, which included some chocolate covered cherries, the importance of which I didn’t understand, and dispatched them quickly, which means I ate everyone. After all, they were Godiva.

When I talked to him Christmas Eve, he told me he forgot to send along the story that goes with the chocolate covered cherries which would explain their significance..
He sent it to me, and I post it here.

“This is just another Christmas story but a true one that has never been told before.

“Every Christmas my Mother always included a box of chocolate covered cherries in her gifts to my Grandmother. Now my Grandmother had two prevalent sayings, “make do”and “save it for good”. And most everything on my Grandparents table was home grown or made from scratch so you would find little of what my Grandmother called “store bought” in her cupboard or pantry. So the chocolate covered cherries were a real treasure to her and I could imagine that she savored every bite when she sat down and experienced one of her moments of “good”.

“And those moments of “good” must have been rare because her Christmas box of chocolate covered cherries would last sometimes until Spring. And how did I know? Because on occasion our folks “farmed” us out to my Grandparents place in the country for the weekend so they could spend some alone time together. And on one those weekends in the early Spring to my surprise my Grandmother offered me one of her treasured chocolates. And even at my young and tender age I recognized the true value of the gift she was giving me.”

Jerry

Advertisements

About Bob Kallberg

Retired reporter. Concentrating now on recounting Joanie's 12 year battle with cancer, a battle she waged with extreme courage, determination and an indomitable spirit, that, for me, serves as an example.
This entry was posted in Joanie's Journey, Reflections and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s