Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bah Humbug!

This week the Word Quilters will share some of our favorite quotes about Christmas.

Mine is from O. Henry's Gift of the Magi. O. Henry is a pen name for William Sydney Porter, who allegedly wrote the short story in a New York tavern. It was first released in 1906, and the theme of the story is retold in many genres for entertainment during the Christmas season.

I'll not spoil the story by telling you the plot. If you've read or heard it before then my chosen quote from the story will tease you into remembering the conclusion, and if you've never read it, you can read it here

But first here's my favorite portion of the story that hints at the plot.

"Now, there were two possessions of the James Dillingham Youngs in which they both took a mighty pride. One was Jim's gold watch that had been his father's and his grandfather's. The other was Della's hair…."

Share your favorite story, movie, song, or carol with us this week.

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