My husband and I met when all of our respective children were grown. At the time we had 7 children and 11 grandchildren between us. My parents and his mom were still alive. And all of these people were spread across three provinces.
Several Christmases have gone like this: We spent some time before Christmas in one province with my husband’s family and with some of my extended family. Then we made our long drive back to Alberta to see my family.
This 14 hour drive would be on Christmas Eve. All the adults in my family have fun with stocking stuffers. I am also known to do things at the last minute. I had a little fun with my stocking stuffers by purchasing them all at highway stops. Tire gauges for the new drivers, car air fresheners, wind shield scrapers, etc. It’s a while since I’ve done it so I don’t remember what interesting things I found. I wanted it to be clear that all my stocking stuffers came from the service stations. I also wanted to make sure everything was useful.
It’s a fun memory. It’s not from too long ago but many are gone. Time for new memories for the young ones.
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