Mom was in the kitchen cooking a Christmas Eve breakfast when I woke up. Through the aroma?s I could make out the smell of fried bacon, buttermilk biscuits, and Moravian sugar cake. As I drifted into the kitchen, still half asleep, Mom turned and smiled as I did the same.
?Good morning, Charlie. Are you ready for breakfast I cooked some blueberry pancakes for you and your brothers,? came cheerfully from Mom?s mouth.
?I was going to wait for James and William to get out of bed.? Then I turned to Dad who was reading the paper in the den, ?Dad, have you eaten yet?
?I ate a piece of sugar cake, but other than that, no.?
?Oh, ok.? I then looked back at Mom and responded with, ?I can wait, so we can sit down together to eat.? I proceeded into the den where I took a seat on the couch with Dad. I sprawled out with my head on my father?s lap, trying to go back to sleep, but he wanted to play. As he tickled me and I would try to fight it, but I never had any luck because
dad, mom, james, william, go, table, quit, out, kitchen, charlie, breakfast, walked, until, trying, time, sit, now, make, just, don?t, den, woke, wake, steps, ready, one, meal, food, come, chance, bed, because, back, years, wrestling, waking, wait, voice, turned, took, sure, sugar, spoons, smell, sleep, since, set, seat, said, room