|Christmas 1977, in the apartment above the funeral home in Cobourg, ON.|
Look at my mother's face.
All her work to make Christmas
beautiful and special and memorable
All her work
as we emptied stockings and exclaimed at what "Santa brought".
This is just a photographic moment, one of many
throughout this Christmas Day, one of many,
perhaps the first for my father with his new camera.
It worked, Mama,
all your work,
to create the memories.
You can relax now, and enjoy the day.