It was late Friday afternoon. It was shortly before the end of the day and the start of the Christmas holiday. The hours flowed by like frozen maple syrup. It was finally the end of the day, and the end of the work week, the start of the long weekend.
I loved Christmas. What boy didn’t? Especially a greedy little urchin like me, who measured Christmases by the size of the pile of gifts I’d get, and whether or not I got all the G.I. Joe paraphernalia I asked for. It wasn’t a spiritually uplifting, get together with loved ones, Jesus our savior is born [...]