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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

It's Christmas Eve, 1958. Midnight Mass is a few hours away in the not-too-distant future.

 

There's a gathering at the Morley residence in preparation for the solemn event forthcoming. After a few celebratory drinks--and dinner, of course--the Morleys and McGuires will head on up to church. Maybe they'll make it through the long liturgical service without creating a scene--after all, Jimmy McGuire will be present--and then again, maybe they won't.


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Chris-Jean

Although, I was brought up in the CofE faith, I can relate to Christmas Mass. It was the only service where the church attracted as many non-believers as believers, possibly because the start of the service coincided with the closure of the pubs for the day. The downstairs and upstairs pews were packed to the hilt.

I love the part of your story where Skip's mum is merrily greeting everyone as she walks along the pews & he... Show more

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judycolella

Epic, classic, hilarious - another unique gem, written as only you can. Love the cover, too! Merry Christmas, my friend - as a former Catholic raised in an Irish-Catholic family, I had to wipe away tears of laughter just to be able to see the screen.

Thanks for a most enjoyable addition to the holidays!

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felixthecat

And all this time I thought you were from Perry Como's side of the pond. Just kiddin', lassie:)

Whenever I'm graced by a comment from you, I get the nicest feeling. Like Santa just put a favorite wish of mine under the tree. Thanks, Judy!

judycolella

Aw, you're most welcome, Pat. By the way, my maiden name is Baker. Some of my relatives' last names were Hoban and Byrnes, our friends included the Hughes family, the Murphys, and a handful of Finns, Quinns, O'Connors, and McGoverns.

The funny thing is, Perry Como actually lived... Show more

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