Receiving a Book for Christmas

I was in early high school when my grandfather gave me the March of Archaeology by C.W. Ceram for Christmas. The book’s cover, the famous golden lid of the mummy of Tutankhamen, and the story inside of the discovery of his tomb galvanized me. I don’t know why my grandfather gave me this book. Perhaps… Read more

Christmas Curls

A romantic Christmas memory. My sixth Christmas we spent at my Grandmother, Lala’s house with Mum, my great grandmother, who lived with her. We rode from Chicago on a train arriving on Christmas eve. The house was decorated for the holiday, a lit tree, the fireplace mantel decorated with fresh pineapples and festooned with swags… Read more