Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Friday, December 19, 2008


Christmas tradition will change a bit for us this year,
We are ritualists in so many ways,
During the military years, we mailed gifts home on the same day every year,
On CHRISTmas Eve, the four of us would open a gift before bed,
And early the next morning the boys would get up before the sun and ride bikes,
Rollerblade, draw, make beats or whatever,
Then the four of us would have lots of food and hangout...
Wonderful memories,
Once we moved back to Florida the rituals changed,
We would do the Christmas Eve much the same, but Christmas day,
We would drive south to have Christmas with our families,
My sons had a bit of heartburn about that, though they love extended family,
They had become used to doing it a certain way,
As they aged, became men, they always found a way to take that ride with us,
However, this year is different, Deep is now a married man, with a baby girl on the way,
And they are out west, making their own traditions,
The Dean is slowing down, looking for what he wants to do with his life,
Start his own family and make traditions of his own,
So for the first time in thirty one Christmases,
Mr. and Mrs. Menchan will have Christmas eve alone,
Will get up together on Christmas morning, just the two of them,
Thankful for how far we have come,
How God has blessed us,
And grateful that though the nest is empty,
It is still filled with love and memories,
Because next year we will have that baby girl,
Amira Jameela Menchan,
And we will all start new traditions...

God is Good!

Love and Blessings,

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Jennifer C. said...

I like traditions. You won't know how to act once that grandbaby is born.

Yasmin said...

Wow...I share your son and I were just talking about next year being his last Christmas as he will know the following year he will be in college and coming home for Christmas break...which will be a little different from living in the same house with us.
But since change is always inevitable we adjust...and, of course, you have a wonderful reason to adjust...there's a little baby girl on the way...oh how spoiled she will be--as the first grandchild and the first girl!

Dera Williams said...

I agree with Yas. Change is always happening. You keep some traditions and add new ones.

Anonymous said...

I recall our family traditions but as we've aged and things change, traditions have had to be adjusted. I will always have the memories and will cherish the current times.

Your new tradition will be one of joy as you celebrate with a new edition to the family.

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

I am ready for all the newness!