By Colleen Sell

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That’s when I got the Christmas idea. ” Every evening before we went to bed, Charley, Clifford, and I counted the money we had saved. We needed three more dollars. “Let’s sell homemade Christmas candy,” I suggested. ” Clifford said. ” Mama nodded. “Good idea. ” Charley measured the sugar, water, butter, and vinegar and set it on the stove to boil. qxd 5/30/2007 1:46 PM Page 23 A Cup of Comfort for Christmas 23 smelled worse than when Mama poured the vinegar rinse over my head after she washed my hair.

We couldn’t go into the living room, not until Dad had peeked into that room, turned on the tree lights, and announced in his booming voice, “Old St. ” We waited happily, but didn’t have to wait long. Eyes aglow, we scampered into the living room. Under the tree, gaily wrapped gifts awaited us, and our stockings were right where they always were on Christmas Day, hanging like colorful rag dolls over the back of the sofa, filled to the brim with candy and nuts. qxd 26 5/30/2007 1:46 PM Page 26 A Cup of Comfort for Christmas We each took our stocking and settled down on a spot on the floor to collect the surprises that awaited us.

His sparkling eyes and innocent belief win my heart. What’s a few more lost moments of sleep? In just one or maybe two more years, a rooftop noise on Christmas Eve might make him merely roll over. For the moment, whatever woke us holds the promise of childhood magic. qxd 5/30/2007 1:46 PM Page 33 A Cup of Comfort for Christmas 33 “Okay, but we won’t go down. ” He springs from his bed, not a bit tired. “Shh,” I say. ” And he begins an exaggerated tiptoe out the door and into the hall. I take his hand as we creep down the steps.

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