I am always thrilled when Nancy J. Parra visits my blog. Nancy also writes as Nancy Coco with her A Candy Coated Mystery series. She writes as Nancy J. Parra with her Bakers Treat Mystery Series She is here today talking about Christmas Memories .
One of my favorite Christmas memories is the Christmas my father made my sisters and I a complete kid-sized kitchen. At the time he worked for a company that made displays and he had access to remainder materials and things at work. To this day I don’t know where he made them. They just appeared on Christmas eve. How do I know? That was the Christmas eve I woke up not feeling good and wandered downstairs to ask for water. My father stopped me, turning me around and reminding me that Santa was coming and I was supposed to stay in my bed. But not before I caught a glimpse of the kitchen set under the tree. I was good and never told my brothers and sisters that Santa had help from Daddy.
We used that kitchen for years until it fell apart. The stories we made up and enacted around the hinged doors and working knobs were both fantastical and ordinary. I’m sure I made many fudge recipes on the stove with old pots and pans and spoons for stirring. Today kids receive plastic kitchen sets, but nothing beats the love and attention my father put into that ply wood set with its shiny white exterior. In our hearts it was a miniature version of the real thing.
What is your favorite Christmas memory?
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Nancy J Parra AKA Nancy Coco is the author of over 20 published novels which include three mystery series: The Gluten-free Baker’s Treat Mysteries (Berkley Prime Crime), The Candy Coated Mysteries (Kensington), and The Perfect Proposal Mysteries (Berkley Prime Crime). Her writing has been called witty and her protagonists plucky by reviewers around the world. Nancy is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and writes for the Killer Character Blog on the 8th of every month. Nancy loves to hear from readers.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! Nancy