On Christmas Eve we encouraged auntie Fern to remember and share some of her childhood celebrations. This one was probably somewhere around 1915 :
Oh! When I was really small, we hung our Christmas stockings, and we got an apple and an orange and I don't know if there was more .
We were excited to get that.
So Paul and Roy, they hung theirs up again the next night.
And you know that Grace, she decided to find something else to put in them. I don't know what she put in - probably something silly.
And, then those boys hung them up again the next night. And Grace found something else to put in them.
(Aunt Fern begins to chuckle at this point. We love to hear her laugh.)
On that third morning Grace really surprised them.
She put dried horse manure in their stockings.
That ended it.
16 hours ago