The short stories include:
Our first Christmas together and we baked the Christmas Tree.
We knew we weren't in Kansas anymore when our plane landed in a raging blizzard in Chicago. What happened next was a traveler's worst nightmare.
Family Christmas activities are always planned to the minutest detail. Having a baby on Christmas day wasn't planned, but it happened.
Suddenly, right after Thanksgiving, a family of Southeast Asian refugees arrived at our airport without sponsors. The five little girls with ages between 3 and 11 stole our hearts and our family increased by seven.
The Christmas wedding of our youngest son was planned but thieves almost ruined the occasion. It was rescued by the magic-of-Christmas.
How do you spend Christmas 1992 with your sick son knowing he will not live to see Christmas 1993? We faced this dilemma and see how is was handled.
One son dead and another critically wounded in combat. How do you survive all this and still celebrate Christmas?
Christmas in July 2005
The occasion was the wedding of an Asian granddaughter. As patriarch of the family my toast speech was: Remembrances, Dreams and the Fourth of July.
Christmas in June 2006
Our 50th wedding celebrations, all of them.