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December 29, 1997

This week, we have a story written by Margaret Wooden, from Sussex, New Brunswick. Margaret is married, with three daughters. She stayed home for 13 years raising them. That was important to her, but education is important too. She thought that if she went back to school, it would be an example to her children. Improving her skills has helped her deal with things she needs to do. She uses the dictionary more now, both to find the meaning of a word and to find different words when she is writing. Margaret enjoys baking, cooking and cleaning. She also enjoys walking and doing things with her family.

What Christmas Means to Me

by Margaret Wooden

I love the Christmas holiday. I really like all the church programs and the choir going out caroling. My family is a family of five, my husband, three teenagers and myself. We enjoy spending time together sitting around the Christmas tree singing songs, talking and laughing about last Christmas or Christmases past.

I enjoy when my in-laws come over and my side of the family comes visiting. We drink hot chocolate and spend time just reminiscing about the good old days. My teenagers ask a lot of questions about family history and it is good for them to know about old and new things about Christmas. I enjoy a lot of things about Christmas because I get so excited that I am like a little child with a new toy. I spend time giving of myself doing Christmas cooking for people and exchanging different recipes with friends. I wish everyone could enjoy Christmas like my family and me.

[This story was taken with permission, from The Learning Times, published by The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick, March 1997 edition.]

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