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Volume 10 Issue 51
December 19-25, 2002

Christmas in the Country
story by Nancy Hoffmann • Illustrations by Betsy Kehne
“Come down to the farm,” Jess said. “We’ll have a real country Christmas.” What that means, our suburban family discovered, was bears, snakes, mice, rats, cold feet — and memories we make ourselves out of the night sky, the Christmas woods and the good company.

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