A Christmas with slim wallets means thoughtful and creative gift-giving. Jameson and the Paladin cousins made out the best in this down economy. On Christmas Eve day, two big presents appeared under the tree, bearing the names of those much-loved little people. Inside, dozens of building blocks made by my dad. Smooth and shiny, perfectly matching, they told of hours in a workshop — and foretold of hours of play.
What a special gift.