Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and after

I would give anything to take y'all back in time with me to experience Christmas in the poor house. You will need to play along and imagine here. The smells of Washington Delicious apples, Lake Wells oranges, Mama's traditional Christmas cake frosted with icing made with apple chunks and orange slices stewed down in sugar with the peelings still on. Vanilla and egg whites cooked until the frosting was thickened to a smooth concoction.


Our breakfast table was laden with a platters of fried yard eggs, ham, bacon and sausage patties and links, stone ground grits from our own corn, bi...

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