• Dana Fag­ner

The Compass - - NEWS -

• 44-years old. • From Old Per­li­can. • Favourite Christ­mas mem­ory — It was my first Christ­mas with my now hus­band. Be­ing a sin­gle par­ent, I never had much of a Christ­mas when the kids were small. That Christ­mas my youngest son, then 17, was with us as we opened presents on Christ­mas morn­ing. When my hubby looked over, my son was cry­ing. He asked why and he said how good it was to see his mom open a present on Christ­mas, and that I never got stuff on Christ­mas, but they al­ways did. • Favourite Christ­mas present — A cou­ple years ago we got enough time in our busy work sched­ules to make it to Cen­tral New­found­land to spend Christ­mas with my par­ents. I think the best part of that Christ­mas was watch­ing their re­ac­tions as they opened the stock­ings I’d stuffed for them and the presents. • Your Christ­mas wish — I wish for more un­der­stand­ing, more pa­tience, and con­tin­ued health and strength to deal with what the world throws at me in the New Year. • What do you miss most about Christ­mas as a child — I miss the ex­cite­ment of Christ­mas morn­ing. I think as you get older and the kids are grown, Christ­mas doesn’t hold the same feel as when you were a child, the an­tic­i­pa­tion of the day and the last sleep be­fore Santa. • Christ­mas tra­di­tions — Christ­mas bak­ing, the tree of course, mak­ing sure to call mom and dad, sis­ters away, my kids, and to see what ev­ery­one got after gifts are opened on Christ­mas morn­ing. Then the after-din­ner vis­its to fam­ily houses in the area to do the same. Christ­mas eve vis­i­tors; I al­ways have a scoff on go, with cook­ies, cakes, drinks, and hors d’oeu­vres. • Mean­ing of Christ­mas to you — Giv­ing, not only gifts, but love. The rea­son for the sea­son — Je­sus was the be­gin­ning of this, as God gave us his son in love. Christ­mas is time for fam­i­lies and friends spend­ing time to­gether and rem­i­nisc­ing. • What’s your favourite or­na­ment or dec­o­ra­tion for Christ­mas — It is my an­gel for the tree top.

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