Hard-working, fun-loving authors wishes you “A Great Christmas!”

vickielorettaweb1_pifp_yqzw Unmarked GraveQ:  What are your names?

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.

Thanksgiving Day

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?

A: Red!

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?

A: No.

 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.


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