The snow flurries and Christmas carols in the air were a sure sign that Christmas was just around the corner! But those weren't the things Christian was so excited about. To him, they signaled that Grandpa would soon be getting out his special Christmas cane!
Starting from when he was just knee-high to a grasshopper, little Christian had always wondered why Grandpa's Christmas cane was so special, but this particular Christmas—now that Christian was all grown up at the ripe old age of nine—he knew it was time to settle his curiosity once and for all.
Squirming up into Grandpa's lap in his favorite dark orange, gigantic, easy chair, Christian bravely proceeded, "Grandpa, I know you use a cane because you hurt your foot, but why is your Christmas cane so special?"
"Well," Grandpa replied with a twinkle in his eye that only grandpas can do, "First, I'll tell you how I hurt my foot and then what makes my Christmas cane more special than any of my other canes."
"My team of five climbers and I were halfway up Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, when a storm started blowing in. The sky had suddenly changed from a brilliant blue to a stormy gray as fierce, ominous clouds invaded the sky. As the wind cut right through our bodies, the temperature plummeted, and we found ourselves trapped on the side of the mountain. Suddenly…"
Christian interrupted, "Grandpa!!"
With a stern, little-boy look that only a nine-year-old can do really well, Christian continued, "Now tell me the truth, Grandpa!!"
Looking down at little Christian with a grin, the old man had been caught!
Christian now sat in rapt attention and delight as Grandpa unfolded the true mystery of his Christmas cane.
This little book is a Christmas mystery of the heart to add to your collection of Christmas heartwarmers helping to make this a Christmas to remember.
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About the Author
Over my last thirty-three years of working life, I’ve been an environmental scientist, chemist, air quality modeler, consultant, and an adjunct biology and business math professor. Given my background, I’m more likely to write about Biochemical Oxygen Demand methodology or something else of interest in the field of science, but since it’s Christmas time, this story came to me while thinking about my father and grandfather.
To give you some behind-the-scenes info . . . while writing this book I have watched through my office window the monkeys feeding in the jungle trees on the high hill across from our 17th floor apartment of a building complex at the top of a another high hill at the end of a road by the ocean shore on an island called Penang, off the coast of Malaysia. Great scenery and inspiration for a Christmas story…well, maybe not really “Christmasy,” but it still works!
I hope you enjoyed reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
And thank you for buying my little book.
Best Wishes & Merry Christmas!
To the Joy of Jesus!