Along with church, gifts, food and family, my rural Christmases included Christmas stories. This Ideals book was given to me by my Aunt Sharron Powell Grantz, 1965. I read it many times, as a child, and not always at Christmas.
After my children were born, I read Christmas Stories that Never Grow Old to them. However, my daughter felt that the stories were sad.
My favorite story in the book is The Little Match Girl. It is a sad story, but sometimes life is sad. Without sadness and hardship, stories would be boring.
Thanks, Auntie Sharron, for my Holiday Book: Christmas stories That Never Grow Old.
Sharron, Bobby, Ronnie (my brother), Me, Tim
(Bobby and Tim, children of my Uncle Donnie Powell)
A long, long time ago--on a bitter cold New Year's eve--a poor little girl with bare feet was trudging along through the cold deep snow. (Adaptation from Hans Christian Anderson)
The memories of my book live on.