A: Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton, co-authors.
Q: What country do you live in?
A: U.S. (Junction City and Hutchinson, Kansas).
Q: What is the title of your current book?
A: Unmarked Grave, Stealer of Horses
Q: What holidays do you celebrate during this time of the year? Which one is your favorite and why?
A: We like Thanksgiving, but love Christmas because of the big crowd here and the fun.
Q: Where do you traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
A: We all gather at Loretta’s house in Junction City, Kansas.
Q: What do you traditionally serve for Thanksgiving Dinner? Turkey, Ham, or Other? If other, what is it and why?
A: We have the traditional dinner of turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie, etc.
Q: After Thanksgiving Dinner what does your family traditionally do? If no traditions, what is your favorite thing to do on Thanksgiving Day?
A: We often go out to the lake and walk.
Q: Do you decorate the inside and/or the outside of your house for Thanksgiving? If so, describe your decorations. If you have a photo you wish to share, feel free to do so.
A: We usually just decorate the kitchen and the table.
Q: Describe your best Thanksgiving Day.
A: The year we went to California over Thanksgiving.
Q:Describe your worse Thanksgiving Day.
A: We’ve never had a bad Thanksgiving Day!
Q: What kind of pie and/or dessert do you traditionally associate with Thanksgiving Day?
A: Pumpkin Pie, Mince pie, and whipped cream.
Back to the Holidays
Q: What colors would you use to describe the holiday season?
Q: What is your favorite holiday movie & song?
A: We like It’s a Wonderful Life and the song, Silent Night.
Q: What is your favorite holiday book?
A: Dickens’ The Christmas Carol
Q: What do you enjoy most/least about the holiday season?
A: Seeing friends and relatives we haven’t seen for a while is the most fun; the least is the hours of cooking and cleaning.
Q: If you were given a superpower, as a gift for one day, what would it be and what would you do?
A: We agree that we would use our special power to promote world peace.
Q: Do you call the jolly old fat man – Santa Claus, St. Nick, Kris Kringle, or something else? If something else, what do you call him?
A: Santa Claus
Q: If Santa was real and lived at the North Pole, would you want to visit and why?
A: Yes, we’d visit Santa because he represents the true spirit of giving.
Q: Describe your best Christmas Day.
A: Our best Christmas was when we went to Grandma’s farm and got snowed in there with little food and no presents. We went out and cut down a tree and used homemade decorations and made our own gifts.
Q: Describe your worse Christmas Day.
A: We thought we were going to get bicycles which we didn’t get.
Q: Do you exchange Christmas presents? If so, when do you traditionally open them: Christmas Eve, Christmas Morning, After the main Christmas meal.
A: Yes, on Christmas Eve. We have oyster soup from Dad’s Swedish tradition.
Q: What kind of pie and/or dessert do you traditionally associate with Christmas Day?
A: Apple or any kind of fruit pie.
Q: After the presents are opened, what does your family traditionally do together?
A: Before we open presents we have a Christmas party with games, etc., then after our presents are open, we go look at Christmas lights.
Q: If time and money were no problem, where would you go and what would you do during this holiday season?
A: We would go to visit the place where Christ was born because we’ve never been there.
New Year’s Eve
Q: What do you and your family traditionally do on New Year’s Eve?
A: We go to a party.
Q: Do you serve a special meal on this day or during the evening? If so, what do you serve and why?
New Year’s Day
Q: What do you and your family traditionally do on New Year’s Day? Do you serve a special meal on this day? If so, what do you serve and why?
A: We have a pot luck dinner.
Q: What three adjectives might other people use to describe your personality?
A: (Loretta) hard-working, happy, friendly
(Vickie) fun-loving, smart, studious
Q: Who would you choose to be shipwrecked on a desert island with?
A: (Loretta) Some famous writer like Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Vickie) Johnny Depp
Q: If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? – Borrow Harry Potter’s invisible cloak?
A: (Loretta) I would visit my congressman’s office.
(Vickie) I would go to movies for free.
Q: If you could be the parent of one famous person, who would you want it to be and why?
A: (Loretta) I would like to have a daughter like Monica Crawley for she is amazingly smart.
(Vickie) I would like to have a son like Bill Gates because he’s rich and successful.
Back to the Holidays
Q: What is your idea of a perfect holiday season?
A: A perfect holiday season is where all the family makes it home and there are no bad storms.
Q: What is your favorite holiday snack?
A: Christmas candy and cookies.
Q: What kind of food do you associate with the holiday season?
A: Popcorn, apples, candy canes.
Q: What is the one, single food that you would never give up during the holiday season?
A: Fudge and divinity.
Q: What is your all time holiday favorite comedy movie?
A: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
Q: What message would you like to send to those reading this blog?
A: Have a great Christmas. Be sure to get in touch with old friends.