As per our longstanding tradition, my family gathered Christmas Eve at my mother’s home in Onawa, IA. This was the first year, however, at Mom’s new home. We feasted on oyster stew (made by Mom) and chili (made by Dennis and Jody), and also did our annual gift exchange. Despite those who couldn’t be with us this year, we’re still blessed to have the large family we do. There’s more than enough love to go around.
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