Christmas at Grandma's

Christmas at Grandma's

This is my Grandma in front of the Christmas tree in the living room of her house.

One of my favorite memories as a child was having Christmas at my Grandma's house. My grandmother, Velma Tanner, always had Christmas dinner for the whole family at her house on Christmas Eve. This included six children and their spouses, as well as 16 grandchildren. After everyone finished eating, we would all gather in the living room to sing Christmas carols and Grandma would read us the Christmas story from Luke, Chapter 2. Afterward we had prayer and opened gifts. Grandmother made sure that everyone had a gift under the tree from her, and no one was left out.

Today, Grandma is 85 years old and her health is failing a bit, but she still plans Christmas at her house. We continue to eat dinner and sing carols. Grandma still reads us the Christmas story, we have prayer. And without fail Grandma has a present under the tree for all six children, 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and just in case somebody brings a friend or there are other visitors, she has extra presents so no one will leave empty-handed. I thank God for my grandma and my family; they are the greatest gift anyone has ever given me.

Susann Honeycutt, Hamlet, Pee Dee Electric

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