A memorable Christmas — gifts to mom and the boys

'Uphill All the Way'

There was snow on the ground, and it was a very cold, but bright, sunny day in mid-December 1941. Mom told us kids that we were going somewhere special.

Dad and Mom loaded Don (age 3), Julian (age 5) and me (age 6) into our Model A Ford and drove about 45 miles to Fort Dodge. We seldom traveled more than a few miles from home, so that seemed like a long trip.

Read the rest of Jim's Christmas memory in the Dec. 26 Advance.

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