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Secret Santa (A Poem)

Retold by Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story that apparently happened somewhere in New York many years ago.] I heard a family struggled one Christmas season           in the wintry heart of the Great Depression        even to place enough food on the table          much less manage a big celebration TheyContinue reading “Secret Santa (A Poem)”

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Humble Gifts (Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A few days ago, my father surprised me with a wooden block calendar that he’d changed the phrasing on to reflect some of my interests. It was a nice reminder that the smallest gifts can mean a great deal, especially when given with love.] Sometimes the sweetest gifts       areContinue reading “Humble Gifts (Poem)”