Christmas morning–gifts are wrapped, fire laid, music lined up, food ready, almost . . . .When Sophie & her cousins unwrap the pile of presents under our Christmas tree, I’ll relate Elizabeth’s remembrance when she was 8-years-old (Sophie’s age) and children excitedly opened their one present–a stocking with “a little paper of candy, one of raisins, another of nuts, a red apple, an ‘olie-koek,’ and a bright silver quarter of a dollar in the toe.” Happy holidays to all of you!!