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A tale of Carson Valley Christmases past

Amber, the neighbor's cow, gave us an early Christmas present this year. On Dec. 3 she dropped the first calf of the season in our backyard, right next to the swing set. Within an hour it was up and having dinner. And so the holiday season begins.

I have a Ghost of Christmas Past story to share. But first I want to point out this year has begun the encroachment of Christmas. Retail rather than family is now a Thanksgiving thing. Because of "Christmas," Thanksgiving Thursday now starts Merry Christmas with a crush of people stampeding to a low-priced TV, …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 11, 2012 04:28PM Published Dec 11, 2012 04:27PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.