Sweet, juicy oranges remind me that Christmas is on the way.
When I was a little girl our Christmas stockings always had a orange in the toe,
then some nuts still in the shell and a few candies.
Oranges were a treat and the few gifts under the tree were anticipated
with butterflies in the tummy excitement
and dreamed about at night.
I feel a bit sorry for the overindulged children who don’t know what it is to really savor a juicy orange
or to anticipate, dream about, long for, the one or two rare, but oh so special,
gifts they will open Christmas morning.
Yes, oranges remind me that Christmas is just around the corner.
What reminds you of your childhood holidays?