Crazy Quilt: A Christmas Story—Eula, 1932

In this special episode of Quiltfiction, we find Eula Baker doing her best to plan Christmas dinner for two as she remembers happier holidays surrounded by family. When the Christmas spirit finally moves her, it does so in very mysterious ways!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas! This has been such a strange year for all of us, and I know I’m not alone in hoping that 2021 is much less newsworthy!

As I began writing “Crazy Quilt: A Christmas Story,” I realized that the year in which the story takes place–1932– has parallels to the one we’re living through right now. During the Great Depression, many families were separated; many suffered devastating losses. The times were hard indeed, and sometimes it was difficult to believe they’d ever get better.

I think a lot of us have felt the same this year. There’s been a lot of darkness. But at last we’re seeing some glimmers of light. I’m looking forward to next spring and summer when, with any luck, we’ll be able to gather with friends and family again, go to the library (I’ve missed the library!) and the movies, and chat with our neighbors without having to socially distance ourselves.

Whatever your life is like right now, I hope this Christmas brings you hope for the times to come. In the meantime, let’s continue to make quilts, tell stories, read books and take care of each other.

As always, thanks for listening!

Frances


ps. Always Christmas in Milton Falls? We wish! But here are two more holiday stories from years past…