• Matthew Worth­man

The Compass - - NEWS -

• 28 years old. • From Heart’s De­lightIs­ling­ton. • Favourite Christ­mas mem­ory — My favourite Christ­mas mem­ory is vis­it­ing my grand­par­ents on Christ­mas Eve to watch them open their gifts. Ev­ery year I re­mem­ber wait­ing for mid­night Christ­mas Eve night to come, which was when we went to Nan and Pop’s, along with the rest of my fam­ily. My brother would help my pop open his gifts, and I re­mem­ber my grand­par­ents be­ing just as ex­cited to open their gifts as any child would be. • Favourite Christ­mas present — It would have to be my Pooch-Pa­trol dog, named “Scooter.” I was only 6 years old when I got Scooter, and still have him to­day. Sev­eral of my stu­dents have met Scooter, and find it funny that I still have him. • Your Christ­mas wish — My first wish is for a year of health and hap­pi­ness for all those close to me. My sec­ond wish would be for a per­ma­nent teach­ing job some­time in the new year. • Fun­ni­est Christ­mas mem­ory — My dad came home from out vis­it­ing on Christ­mas Eve, and was feel­ing un­der the weather from too much ‘Christ­mas cheer.’ He got home and went straight to bed. A cou­ple hours later, Santa came by the house for a visit, and upon hear­ing about dad’s con­di­tion, went into his bed­room to check on him. As a child, I re­mem­ber how funny it was to see Santa check­ing on my dad, and pulling off his socks while he lay sleep­ing in bed. • Christ­mas tra­di­tions — Vis­it­ing my grand­par­ents on Christ­mas Eve night. Since both my grand­par­ents have passed away, we no longer do that and I miss it dearly. Other Christ­mas tra­di­tions in­volve dec­o­rat­ing the tree with my dad, which I did just this week, and vis­it­ing my mom’s fam­ily for sup­per on Christ­mas day. • Favourite Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tion — With­out a doubt, my favourite Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tion is our Christ­mas count­down clock. My aunt and un­cle gave it to my fam­ily many years ago, and it just would not feel like Christ­mas with­out hav­ing the clock on our fire­place, count­ing down the days.

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