As we nudge into the new year, I am sitting here nibbling on my last morsel of chocolate that my niece Anna brought from Holland. The delicious confections only amounted to six luscious tidbits, but half a piece a day has kept me awfully happy.
We also noshed on salmon from Scotland -- washed down with icy French champagne -- homemade pound cake from our new in-laws in Estill, and, on Christmas Eve, had our whole family together for my Buckingham gumbo.
This has been one of the loveliest Christmases I can remember in some time. Our year-old granddaughter Patterson was a delight, being of an age untarnished by the need of things. We relished in the joy of her being a fun-loving baby.
We have lots to be thankful for and are eager to meet our new granddaughter, which the stork is bringing in February. Will and Dorothy are expecting their first child, so next Christmas there will be one more place at our table. Thank you to all our family for the wonderful goodies we shared and thanks most of all for the memories.
Happy New Year everybody!
Check them out maybe for a nifty Valentine present for yourself -- I bet your husband won't mind.
Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.