“December is laughter and full hearts and the glad hubbub of company coming. It’s mountain women gathering pine cones and galax and holly and weaving them into many-splendored things to garland Christmas mantels.”
~John Parris – December in the Hills
It’s been a long time since Parris wrote the quote above, but the sentiment is still alive and well in Appalachia. I enjoyed gathering with other mountain women a few days ago to weave our own many-splendored things to garland Christmas.