Ghosts Of Christmas Pasts — 1984

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She lived next door to me. We had become friends over the nearly two years I had lived on the quiet little dirt road. And she had the best kolachi recipe known to mankind.

When she found out how my mother in law had taught me to make kolachis with a yeast based, labor intensive recipe that called for you to individually fill each cookie — she was completely horrified. This was the Christmas I recieved