Twelve Days of Christmas: Tenth Day
Two special treats appeared at Christmastime when I was a child. One was clementines. Today the smell of that little citrus gem immediately takes me back to the one that was always in the toe of my stocking on Christmas morning. I am not sure the origin of the other, assorted nuts, in their shells. But thanks to their appearance I learned the difference between a filbert and a pecan and a walnut and a Brazil nut. My little hands struggled the crack their outer shells so sometimes I just put them on the floor and stomped on them. Then I dug out the meat with the sharp pick. In my home today I make sure to have both for Christmas.
On the Tenth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me….
ten fancy crackers,
nine candy canes,
eight Christmas angels,
seven pickle liqueurs,
six cookie cutters,
four vintage snowmen,
three special balls,
two wooden skis,
and a Christmas plate for Santa’s midnight snack.
We are on the upswing now. Happy Winter Solstice!