Annie Lin sends us this photo of her and her son Jerry ready for Christmas.
“Christmas is the biggest holiday in the year. I have had so many things which needed to be done; such as christmas cards, gifts, shopping, christmas tree, poinsettas(聖誕紅), to decorate my house indoors and outdoors. I went to the Roanoke Chinese Church, friends, and workplace for parties. I took Jerry to see Santa with his christmas list, and enjoyed christmas events.
I set up giant snowmen(雪人) (father, mother and son together) inflatable in front of my house. I like snowmen, do you? One day, I found square snowman with electric lights at Goodwill store, even though the light don’t work, but I just like it anyway.
I stuck all of our christmas cards at the front door. Every card is different, but they help us remember each friend.
I do not sing good, but i like to sing along in Chinese. Every Tuesday night, I sang with Mr. Tom. He plays guitar for my residents at Eastwood Assisted Living. My favorite song is Amazing Grace(奇異恩典), but at holiday, I sing silent night(平安夜), joy to the world(普世歡騰, jingle bells(聖誕鈴聲), santa claus is coming to town(聖誕老人迳城), oh christmas tree(聖誕老人迳城), and merry christmas(聖誕快樂)all in Chinese.
I dress up every holiday, and wear different hats to cheer up my residents, just for fun for the holidays. Looking at my Christmas outfit from top to bottom; I had jingle bell hat, season greeting hat, snowman scarf, Mrs. claus dress, Santa skirt which came from Christmas tree skirt, I pinned Eliv’s Christmas stocking with music and light up on my mini skirt, and Santa’s slipper on my feet. When I came to work, went to stories, library, and bank, everywhere I have been, people told me “I just like your outfit”.