Stories From Grandmother's Knee
By Robert Adair Wilson
Copyright 2010 Robert Adair Wilson - Cover by Leslie Slova Wilson
Published by Robert Adair Wilson at Smashwords
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On Sunday mornings Grandmother likes to sit in the living room in her favourite wingback chair. With her feet on overstuffed cushions in front of a roaring December fire, she listens to Bing Crosby croon "White Christmas" from an old record collection. The rest of the family goes to church while Grandmother "catches up on her rest" and dreams about Christmases just like the ones she used to know. When Shawn has the flu he stays home with his Grandmother. They sit snuggled and buttered in the glow of lamplight and Christmas decorations with embroidery and knitting billowing out from her chair, and Grandmother tells stories of Christmases long ago on the Gulf Islands. She remembers the first Christmas after she and Grandfather had moved from Ontario. She was returning to the island after a visit to Victoria with Shawn's father, a small, restless boy.