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Personal Narrative - Christmas Memory

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Christmas Memories

Approaching Grandma's, our family anticipates the grand holiday

about to be rekindled once again. With our family and friends about to be

reunited with each other, each family member is trying not to notice how

long the last kilometer is taking. The trees along the road seem to crawl

by slower as Dad pushes his foot harder. Inch by inch, Second by second, we

approach the long awaited destination.

Finally when we arrive at Grandma's house our long journey is over.

We each take a huge breath as we step out onto the crispy snow that snaps

beneath our boots. The air is fresh and creates a shiver down my spine. I

make my way to the frost coated back door, illuminated by the green and red

Christmas lights.

As I open the door and step into a house full of cheek pinches and

hugs, an array of Christmas odur engulfs me, and makes my mouth water. As

I yell "HELLO" I hear voices laughing, talking, and asking who's at the

door? In the next second "Millions" of relatives are giving me there

greetings and gladly inviting us into the house. As my family and I are

quickly made comfortable, I look around.....

Plates full of Christmas pastries, Christmas decorations, and

Christmas music lightly penetrates the air as the family socializes with

each other. The constant murmer of the voices, serves as a background for

the music. My cousins are running making their laps around the living room

while playing tag and laughing to their hearts content.

I hear a voice saying "My have you ever grown up!" I turn to my

left and stand up to address my complimenter. Grandma, awaken from her

heavenly sleep, stands slightly crouched with an antique smile painted

gracefully across her face. I reach out and hug her frail body. We both sit

down and talk about my families prolonged journey to her house.

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