Sue has an uncanny knack at winning the centerpiece when she attends a function. She won this spectacular arrangement at the Columbus Club Christmas party this year. Needless to say, she was the envy of the table. The other eight ladies were all saying how perfectly it would go with their decor. Too bad! Sue had the right number under her dinner plate!
There are six stockings for the six grandchildren. Sue has made stockings for all of her family members — ever since her first house in the 1970s. Only the grandchildrens’ stockings receive the place of honor today … and there is a seventh stocking on the way in 2014! The eldest grandchild reminded Sue that she needs to make the stocking for the new baby and suggested a sleigh for the theme.
John gives his grandchildren the gift of opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors, a Christmas story. He urges them to give it a chance and listen a few times before giving up. This was his first exposure to opera as a young child and has loved it ever since.
Time to eat and drink … let’s party!!!