December 13, 2010
The 11 stories this week are written by students with the Halifax Community Learning Network (www.hcln.ca). HCLN is part of the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning and offers programs at the Captain William Spry, Halifax North, Keshen Goodman, and Spring Garden Road branches of the Halifax Public Libraries.
The story below was written by Jane Landry, from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Jane is enrolled in literacy classes at the Spring Garden Road Library Adult Learning Program.
I went to Antigonish to my brother’s house for Christmas last year. I arrived at the bus stop on the Acadian Lines in Antigonish on Christmas Eve. My brother Roderick was there to pick me up and take me to his apartment. I had some supper, unpacked my suitcase and got ready for church. We drove to St. Ninians Cathedral but it was full so we went to St. Martha’s Cathedral instead. After the service we brought my brother Joseph home. Roderick and I made our way back to his apartment and opened our gifts. After all of our gifts were opened we had a snack and went to bed.
The next morning was Christmas; we had a big delicious brunch. After we ate and cleaned the dishes we went to visit my cousins, Clair, Marian, and Abigail. They passed around chocolates and gave us ginger ale pop. We had a really nice time and looked at all the gifts that they had received.
We went back to Roderick’s and had Christmas dinner with my sister, my brother-in-law, and my niece who had arrived from Cape Breton. What a meal! We had turkey, mashed potatoes, turnip, carrots, peas, squash, pickles, beets, and gravy. For dessert we had strawberry shortcake, and three kinds of pie (blueberry, cherry and apple). Needless to say we were all very tired after such a big meal. That evening we went to bed with full bellies and the next day we had more! Maybe next Christmas will be even better.