Wrecking Havoc With The Magic of Christmas

There are a line of employees waiting to get into my Wilmington, DE publishing office with the latest problems, questions, or suggestions just before Christmas.  Jeff, a recent hire fresh out of Temple University is bursting with something to say.  “Hold that thought” I say, as I pick up the phone ringing by my desk.

It is the Director of KinderCare on the phone – “You have to do something, Margaret! Your son is telling all the children that Santa Claus is a fake!  He is claiming there is a different Santa at the Mall from the one on Main Street.” Continue reading “Wrecking Havoc With The Magic of Christmas”

Halloween Memories from the 1950’s

Halloween is a very special occasion when you are six years old.  I remember well the year 1954 and our little house in Rosemont, PA, just  west of Philadelphia.  As the frost comes on the pumpkin now, over sixty years later, I am sure there is still a bit of the child left in me to play make believe again this year.

Do you remember the excitement of being old enough to join in on something you were always left out of? I absolutely detested being told “You’re not big enough!”  Why is it that the grownups got to decide everything for you anyway! But, not this time, I was a big first grader now.  So I was old enough to go out trick or treating. Wow! I could hardly wait. Continue reading “Halloween Memories from the 1950’s”