Heavy snow was falling a few days before Christmas when Jessica Smith brought in her mother Jody Wilson and grandparents to talk about their Christmas memories. Sam and Sue Gotter told stories from their childhood during the Depression and from Sam’s service during World War II in the South Pacific, when he was just a teenager. They remembered funny stories from their early married life, and poignant memories in their family history. I wanted to spend the rest of the holidays with this joyful family. Their stories offer the warmth and coziness of a kitchen stove on a winter day.