Beth Ann Fennelly

Recent Posts By Beth Ann Fennelly

The Gift of Wrapping – A Southern Christmas Essay

One of my earliest, happiest Christmas memories concerns a box wrapped in a Victorian teddy bear paper. I was 6 and had to have a Madame Alexander doll. On Christmas morning, I opened the teddy bears to find my much desired companion. While I hugged her, my thrifty mother smoothed the wrapping and laid it aside.

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It’s Not Thanksgiving Without A Call From Mom

We asked some of our favorite scribes to riff on the part of their down-home Thanksgiving they simply couldn’t do without. Here’s what they said. (Stay tuned for more…) I’ve spent Thanksgiving in Mobile, Alabama, with my husband’s family ever since we married 14 years ago, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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