Aunt Ida's Shroud

Gathering together Christmas memories.

What about you -- are you remembering your stories as you prepare for this holiday.

This is one of my favorites.

Christmas 1946 

Sister Mary John chose me for a role in the Christmas pageant - - - and it gave my mother a headache.

When I was in the Fifth Grade at O'Donoghue School in Charlotte, NC my fifth grade teacher chose me to be the "Mary" in the Christmas tableau after all the carols were sung by the entire school. This meant that my mother had to figure out how and make me a costume to wear.

But you could count on Mama. She was resourceful - - - she worked it out - -

and that's how I ended up wearing Aunt Ida's shroud.

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