Yesterday I drove to Chambersville (Sabbatical traveling leg # 53) for Christmas with my mother. Being a Southern Baptist, my mother didn't know that the first day of Christmas was Christmas Day and that Christmas isn't over yet. The gift of being an Episcopalian!
My mother greeted me with my favorite meal, pot roast with potatoes and carrots. My daughter from New York City joined us soon after. This morning one of my brothers drove up from Plano, and we had a delicious fifth day of Christmas lunch.
My daughter had asked my mother to make a lemon pie, and she did--using her mother's recipe. It was amazing!
Best of all were the shared stories and photographs and laughter. A very good way to spend the last weekend of my Sabbatical.