Christmas came early for me this year. It is always a thrill when I receive an email from the editors at Chicken Soup for the Soul that states an essay I’ve written and submitted will be included in a new book.
My essay, called Community Spirit, is very special as it involves my son, Nick Baker. Nick’s love of music, especially Christmas tunes, gave impetus to the tale of how we’ve come to attend a Seattle area event, Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition, as the annual launch of our holidays each year. This year we celebrate twenty years of attendance.
The folks at the Pike Market Senior Center, the beneficiary of funds raised at the Caroling Competition, share my enthusiasm. I have been invited to sign copies of this Christmas volume and proceeds on sales of the book will be added to their coffers that evening.
My essay is one of 101 and each will bring joy to the hearts of readers. I hope you all enjoy it too.by