Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
I am a few days late, but I wanted to share my Christmas with you.
Christmas day began at 0445 hours when I heard a strange beeping sound coming from my nightstand.
It was time to go to work. After throwing my uniform on, I realized I didn’t give myself enough time to make a pot of coffee so I washed my face, shaved, and hopped in the car.
A few looks in the rearview demonstrated that I missed a few spots and I had shaving cream behind the ears, but it was 0600 Showtime with Single Cell Rock.
My staff were amazing and the offenders were a little surly, but we got through the preparation of 800 or so holiday meals. I sent them on their way with a belly full of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, and lots of frosted cake.
Let me give you a word of advice. If you ever find yourself working in a prison, remember; full inmates seldom fight.
After partying with hundreds of distant relatives, (Ham, Shem, and Japheth’s kids) I drove to my fathers house to celebrate again. (Herb Thiel)
Now, I’m not sure where it started, but we celebrate by eating a lot of pizza. It is convenient to heat and relatively filling. I ate 1600 calories more than my diet calls for and logged it proudly.
I don’t know where I fit all that, but I still am losing weight!
In all fairness, I wasn’t the only one excited about the tablefare. My cousin Deeny over extended herself a bit with the tableware.
Anyways, Later on, we opened gifts as a family. Many of us had already opened gifts at home and this was just a little additional fun.
Barbara, kinfolk of ours, and an avid reader of my stories had a wonderful gift for me, dark roast coffee!
Towards the end, we played a number of games and ate a cinnamon bread dish that is a family tradition.
We had an amazing time with our family! What traditions do you have for Christmas?