Dec 31, 2006
Dec 25, 2006
For Christmas Day, Grandma makes a lasagna that's packed full of mozzarella and rigot cheese. I'm pretty sure the rigot (which she pronounces "row-goo-t") is ricotta, but she swears that it's different. Whatever you call the cheese, the lasagna is delicious!
Dec 24, 2006
My grandmother has been putting out this manger every December since the 1960's. In recent years, she has put an old Christmas tree skirt over the orange hassock in the parlor and set it up there. She and my grandfather always go overboard with presents, so they're laid out in piles around the parlor until Christmas Eve.
Dec 23, 2006
Dec 22, 2006
Dec 21, 2006
This channel has been broadcasting on Service Electric Cablevision in for as long as I've been alive. The screen changes every ten seconds or so and has announcements about church fundraisers and other community events with the occasional advertisement about what pay-per-view movies and shows are available to purchase. Local radio plays on audio, and because it's all Christmas music this time of year, it's not uncommon to see a home in Hazleton that has this channel on in the background just for the music.
Dec 20, 2006
Dec 7, 2006
Gendo is a pretty husky cat. He's also one of the sweetest animals I have ever known. When we rescued him from the animal shelter, he was very thin and had a persistent cough like he was trying to get a hairball up. The vet put him on prednisone which cleared up his breathing problems, but also caused him to gain a lot of weight. Today, he's a healthy, happy cat who likes to lay on my grandmother's kitchen table.