Christmas Remembered

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MBI Publishing Company, Aug 6, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 208 pages
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Ben Logan won the hearts of readers the world over with his 1975 memoir, The Land Remembers. He returns to the farmland of his youth in Christmas Remembered, a loving tribute to holiday rituals and the people who make them happen: people like his mother, who was married on Christmas Day, and people like his wife, who brought her own traditions from the mountains of Mexico. “Rituals do not persist simply because they may possess a magical power from outside us,” Logan tells us. “They live because they touch something inside us that is wanting and waiting to come out and express itself.”

 

With a new foreword by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, Christmas Remembered will make you laugh and cry—and grow nostalgic for your own holiday seasons past.
  

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Contents

Foreword
7
Chapter 1 Looking for Christmas
13
Chapter 2 Christmas Kaleidoscope
19
Chapter 3 The Year the Presents Didnt Come
31
Chapter 4 Christmas Cookies
51
Chapter 5 It Will Be Like Christmas
63
Chapter 6 Santa Claus Is a Woman
83
Chapter 7 Wartime Christmas
89
Chapter 9 Mexican PosadaIs There any Room at the Inn?
115
Chapter 10 Christmas at Rancho Don Tomas 1953
127
Chapter 11 Travels of a Star
147
Chapter 12 The Year We Didnt Have a Christmas Tree
169
Chapter 13 Another Season
191
Afterword
194
About the Author
208
Copyright

Chapter 8 The Time Santa Came to See Father
103

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About the author (2010)

Born in 1920, Ben Logan grew up in the farmland country of southwestern Wisconsin. His memoir,The Land Remembers, was published in 1975 to critical acclaim and has sold nearly half a million copies. He speaks of remaining rooted in the land of his boyhood, even though “I have been a wanderer.” Logan traveled throughout the world and worked many years as a writer, producer, and teacher in New York. In 1954, he married Jacqueline Stoner, with whom he had three children. In 1986, Logan returned to the home farm in Gays Mills, Wisconsin, where he lives today.

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