Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Julia's Christmas

One night when I was sixteen years old,
Father gave a Christms party for his own children
and their families and the nearest neighbors.
We danced.
My brothers were the musicians.
We knew it was Father's aim to end the party at ten o'clock,
which he did right in the middle of the
square-dance by ordering the musicians to stop.
But Father didn't know that my brothers
had lifted me up to the clock many times that night.
Each time I turned it back thirty minutes.
It must have been past midnight when the party broke up.
"Julia's Christmas"
from the Christian Olsen family record
Our Pioneer Heritage 14(1971):199
1907, La Verkin, Utah

2 comments:

The DIY Show Off said...

What a great story! I love it. :)

Thanks so much for the vote and for the distraction. I appreciate it! ;)

I'm going to read a bit more and catch up.

Roeshel

Marie Antionette said...

Do you think the Father knew that they were turning back the clock...? I bet he did. What a wonderful story Arnette.
Thank you for your visit i so enjoyed it .I just put up a new post I think you would enjoy.Stop by and see.
I want to wish you the merriest of Christmases and May God bless you, XXOO Marie Antionette