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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Christmas Tree (10/09/08)

TITLE: A German WW II Christmas
By Annerose Shwaery
10/14/08


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December 1 started the Christmas season for most of the children with an advent calendar. Oh, it’s the 1st, I can open the the number #1 door. What is behind it? A wooden toy, chocolate or maybe just a picture. “Mamma, what do you think it will be”? “I don’t know, let me see”. Oh, it’s a little toy soldier. Usually, it is just a picture but I still can’t wait to see all the surprises behind the doors which lead up to our day of celebration.

We began to bake our lebkuchen; “Mamma, let me lick the bowl”. Stollen was my favorite holiday treat with all the pieces of citrus and raisins, especially when Mamma flavored it with almond paste and brushed the top with butter. These wonderful smells added to the festivity of the season.

A balsam advent wreath is hanging in our living room to help usher in the season. Tonight, Christmas Eve, we light our tree which has an angel at the top with sheer wings spread wide. The lights are the same small white candles as on the wreath, only in metal holders clasped to the branches. Some ornaments were hand crafted of wood and some were made of lace with some colored round balls in between. Everything is twinkling as I sit on the floor and watch the lights burn. I dream of all that is good and I feel peace in the middle of a war. I know in my heart this angel will always watch over me.


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Hannah Hunter10/17/08
I enjoyed a Christmas visit to another country through your story.
Jean C Prentice10/21/08
I enjoyed your article on Christmas from another time and place. One of our most cherished gifts from God is our memories. When life seems to be a little hard for me, I go back to good memories to remind me that this too will pass.
Jeanie