''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie, Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.” Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"


Do you love the holiday season?  My parents always made these special creating many treasured memories.  Turkey Day sometimes brought company from Detroit (we say "Deetroit") and I loved waking to the smell of coffee brewing and cigarette smoke from downstairs. Our guests were a handsome family and I'll never forget the red satin dress the Mother wore one year adding glamour and bling  to the holiday (I wanted one just like it when I grew up). Christmas had it's own smells - Russian spiced tea simmering on the stove, turkey in the oven  and the fragrance from the live Christmas tree. . . and Santa always brought me what I wanted!  Lovely.

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