Adrienne Morris kindly posted a story I wrote about my dad’s birthday (relates to Christmas, too) on her blog. I hope you enjoy it!
Family Histories (Holiday Edition): Dad’s Birthday
Filed under Family history, Memoir, Nonfiction, Vintage American culture
17 responses to “Family Histories (Holiday Edition): Dad’s Birthday”
Loved this, Luanne!
Thank you, Jill!
What a sweet story and a great idea for people who share — or nearly share — their birthday with baby Jesus.
Thanks, WJ! Yes, it’s a hard road to travel with that birthday. So funny that two of my friends have fathers (now gone) who had birthdays the same as my father.
Phil’s dad’s birthday was 12/25.
I so enjoy hearing about your father, Luanne! i remember one of the first posts I read on your blog was the building of the house that you helped him with as a child … am I remembering that right? He was very special. 🙂
Oh wow, I didn’t realize I wrote anything about that, but I bet you are right! Thank you, Theresa! Happy holidays to you!
🙂 Clearly your dad was a very special person in your life. xx
He was a large presence! Merry Christmas, Theresa!
You too, Luanne! Glad I could get to know him thru your writing.
Beautiful story, Luanne. Your mom was so empathetic and thoughtful.
Thank you so much, Merril. She was always pretty empathetic and thoughtful of my father.
Luanne, a lovely story and beautifully related. The love between your parents shines out and how sweet of your mother to bring such joy to your father with this half-birthday.
Thank you so much, Annika. Please have a lovely Christmas!
Indeed I enjoyed your story! Heartwarming and a perfect story for this time of year 🙂
Ah, thanks, Marie. It was so weird: when Adrienne asked me to write a holiday story I realized nothing ever weird has happened on a holidays before!