The many adventures of Christmas 1947

I have decided for this season to write my memories of Christmas past for the simple reason of sharing my childhood history in the joy of ecstasty and agony of this magical time.

Thanks to my friend Kevin McKinley and his article about the history of Fore's Store in Robinsonville, our discussion on the first Fore's Store and my memory as to how I could document my knowledge of that important place in history, this story came to mind and I decided to write it here.

Christmas Eve 1947. Mama was expecting a new baby. Baby sister Ila Mae was born on the 29th. Mama had an eighteen month old on her...