By Robert Gillis
Published in the Foxboro Reporter and the Boston City Paper 1/2016
My grandmother – God rest her soul – had a holiday tradition that was not exactly beloved. EVERY Christmas – without exception – at some point on Christmas Day, she would say, “Well, Christmas is as far away as it ever is.” As I recall, one year she said it while we were still opening presents early in the morning.
Nana – well remembered with love to this day, but not a Christmas person.