Monday, December 24, 2007

A Vintage Christmas Eve

"Anna banged on the gong to summon them to oyster stew. She was wearing a white apron and her hair was curled. The dining room table was set with the company dishes, but the room was littered with tissues and ribbons, and packages, large and small.

After supper was cleared away, Mr. Ray brought in the tree. Cold and a delicious forest smell came with it. It was set up in the dining room, and Betsy and Margaret brought the cardboard boxes of decorations down from the garret."

--Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy and Joe


Ruthanne (in Seattle) said...

I love all of the Betsy Tacy books of Maud Hart Lovelace (somehow her initials just don't do it!) a very Merry Christmas to those at your home!

Amy said...

Fits your name be Anna! LOL!

Sarah said...

I love these books! I wanted to reread them this Christmas week, but . . . not enough time.


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