Merry Christmas! The staff here at Great Lakes Radio are sharing our favorite holiday memories or family traditions.
In 1997, I was a single mom with a 3-month old baby and a 3-year-old. I worked one full-time job and two part-time jobs, but money was always tight. Shortly before Christmas that year, my brother came to my new apartment to see us. I mentioned to him that our ratty, old fake Christmas tree disappeared in the move and I wouldn’t be able to replace it by Christmas.
Briana, my 3-year-old, cried because she was afraid Santa Claus wouldn’t be able to find us. Santa knows where we are, we told her. But she thought if we didn’t have a tree to put our angel on, that Santa wouldn’t know we had moved. My big brother Pete told her the elves wouldn’t let Santa miss us, and he just knew they’d find a way to make sure he got to our house.Read More