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Bedazzled by Teresa Karlinski | The Sunday’s of Advent | Advent Calendar 2016


Thank you, Solveig, for the opportunity to contribute to your Advent Calendar Project. XX

Solveig Werner

3rd Sunday of Advent | Day 11 | Advent Calendar

Bedazzled by Teresa Karlinski

Dolores studied the bedraggled excuse for a tree. Branches drooped instead of bouncing proud and wide. What once passed for needles, the sparse boughs presented bristles and wire. The bottom limbs collapsed tired and spent, sweeping the floor like broken wings. She had not bothered decorating for years, yet Dolores dragged the box out of the garage a week before Christmas as if driven. Husband long dead and children and grandchildren scattered over the map, she had no one with whom to celebrate. A hand to her cheek, she paused, lost in forgotten memories. What had come over her? Why had she hung on to this sorry fake? What did it matter? No one would see it but her. You’re a disaster. If it wasn’t so much trouble taking you down again, I’d trash you now.

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

11 thoughts on “Bedazzled by Teresa Karlinski | The Sunday’s of Advent | Advent Calendar 2016

  1. It’s a marvelous story, Tess. Thanks so much for sharing it here.


  2. Ahhhhh Tess…..I love it when people find one another.


  3. That is so clever–both the story and the Advent calendar idea. Love it.


  4. It’s a beautiful story Tess. How wonderful to see the influence of small children in changing the world one old woman at a time.


  5. What a lovely story!


  6. Great story and I like the idea of the calendar too. 🙂


  7. Perfect for the season!!