Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Christmas Eve Story

There are a few things that are more-or-less given at the holiday season. One is that you will get socks and underwear from your grandparents (if you are lucky enough to still have them around to give you gifts), another is that someone is bound to wax nostalgic for the movie A Christmas Story, and one is that every theater guild in the world, and television station will insist on totting out Dickens in one or more of its incarnations. To that short, but inevitable, list I wish to add the perennial return of The Bergquist Christmas Eve Story. Perhaps one day this will be as loved/reviled (take your pick) as any other holiday "classic." 

I have told this story to friends and family for years and even posted it on my blog a few times. Every year, someone asks me to tell the story again, and every year I get emails asking if I am going to post the story again to my blog. The answer to both questions is "yes." So, here it is.

The presentation of the story this year is dedicated to the memory of my recently departed father.  

I'll Be Home For Christmas

I'll Be Home for Christmas

by Kim Gannon, Walter Kent & Buck Ram

Dreaming of home at this Christmas time
Even more than I usually do
And although I know it's a long road back
I promise you

I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

Wherever you are today, I wish you a lovely and happy Christmas with your family!

Donald J. Bergquist - December 24, 2013 - Lakewood, Colorado

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Happy birthday to my cousin Elizabeth

Happy birthday to my cousin Elizabeth

Happy birthday to my cousin Abigail

Happy birthday to my cousin Abigail

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” –Steve Martin Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)