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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

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