A Christmas story for children and for the child in each of us

From the writer

 As an English major, both as an undergrad and then in graduate school, I  have had experience writing in various genres. I wrote as a child as  well, keeping scraps of paper where I had jotted down ideas or whole  poems when they came to me. During my teaching years, I taught writing  and wrote a column for two years in a local daily newspaper. It was my  good fortune to take a writing course, entitled Advanced Expository  Writing, at Moravian College with Dr. Joyce Hennefeld while on  sabbatical in the last few years of my teaching career. Since retiring, I  have attended meetings of the Apache Junction Writers’ Group that  provides me with an idea exchange and a forum for sharing writing. The  following inclusions are a result of my continuing interest in writing.