|Amber on the right in the hat|
Memories of Christmas from Nancy’s husband, Kirk
Nancy is an only child, and Christmas was typically celebrated, naturally, with her and her parents. When we started dating, as many couples do, we split our Christmas celebrations – every other year with each other’s’ families. My family is larger, and our tradition was to have lots of people together – mayhem often ensued (in a good way) – which may have come as a shock to Nancy’s system, but she adapted quickly. One year stands out in my memory. Nancy and I were flying into Denver on Christmas day. We got the earliest flight so that we could maintain the traditional Moody family schedule: Stockings, breakfast, then presents. It was also traditional to celebrate the stockings in one’s pajamas. My niece, Amber, who was about 13 at the time, went with her parents to meet us at the airport. She had a surprise for us! She was wearing a silly-looking Christmas Tree stocking cap. According to her mom Karen, just when people started coming off the plane, Amber started to get cold feet and asked her mom if maybe the hat would embarrass Uncle Kirk and (especially) Aunt Nancy. Karen assured her that we would take it all in good fun. Lo and behold, we exited the plane wearing pajamas and deer antlers. Nancy hopes we didn’t embarrass Amber too much!
Editors Note: During this holiday season, if you visit a skilled-nursing facility, please keep your eyes open for Nancy. Look at everyone there for a Caucasian female, late 50’s, ice-blue eyes, who cannot communicate. Please send all leads to Kirk at NancyIsMissing@gmail.com. You don’t have to be positive it is Nancy, she just needs to completely fit the profile. Including a photo is ideal if possible. Thanks. Let’s bring Nancy home.