Grandma’s Christmas Box
It starts with a box-
paper yellowed and tattered,
covered with stamps and stickers.
I open it and bring the memories out.
This glass spire, always on top
of Grandma’s tree,
this star, always right under.
bought in San Antoinio.
bought in Santa Fe.
A brass medallion, given a fresh shine,
bells bought when a kitten wanted to climb.
Hummingbird carved of cottonwood.
Ornaments hand made,
ornaments with years engraved,
ornaments from givers long gone.
I bring these friends out one by one,
remember from where they come.
Enjoy them till it’s time again
to go back in the box
until next year.
The stickers were from American Lung Association mostly, I don’t remember when or why they started going on the box but they date from the early 60’s to sometime in the late 70’s. (I wonder what year the one with the space man came from?)
The one glove of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. In the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle, a definite must-see if you are there. Even if you aren’t into music, the architecture is mind-blowing.
Gathering of foodies at Macy’s for cooking demo by Rick Bayless. I got my book signed and everything.
FarmVille. An online community, you can’t expand your farm without the help of neighbors.