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I Remember

December 11, 2019

In Cedarfield tradition, the Pastoral Care Team created this compilation of holiday memoirs by team members and residents. We will share one a day through the holidays. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Jacqueline Chaplin, Resident

I remember Christmas was always a really big deal to my mom and dad. One Christmas my dad and I went into the woods and cut down our very own Christmas tree. And every year it was exciting to pull out the vast collection of ornaments – Christmas balls and long strings of lights. I can just picture my dad now working on those strings of lights. My mom thought it was really important to decorate and so we did! I still have a lot of the decorations in storage. It’s one of many things I haven’t had a chance to sort through, but one day I will.

– Sylvia Schmidt, Resident

I remember one Christmas my mother and I both had the flu. And my mother told my dad to put out the toys. My cousin came over, and I was so concerned that he was going to play with the toys before I got to see them. After all, I had spent enough time with him to know that he would do something like that. And I told my mom, “he’s going to play with my toy!” She listened, but ultimately we were both too sick to care.

Jacqueline Chaplin, Resident

I remember my cousin coming home from the College of William and Mary at Christmas time and receiving her very first “store-bought” coat. She was so overwhelmed, she cried.


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