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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta By ALOISE BUCKLEY HEATH If Was Supposed to Be Like Sound of but Some Harmony Was Missing mas a they didn't imvo so many brothers and sisters to share the loot. THEN AND THERE I de- Pamela John ONE OP THK REASONS say one of the rea- ;ons because I could think 01several others I put my mind to I kept on having babies lor years after nil my classmates vere taking turns being president of the Planned Parenthood Association, was that I always thought a big family would be such fun at Christmas. I even know why Ben Heath, who is tied to me by Hie bonds of marriage, has the Spirit Christmas around Thanksgiving and the Spirit of Ash Wednes- day around Christmas. I keep telling him I know. "I I say. "I know. I know. I know." I know I look absolute- ly insane, crawling around in Ihe snow for weeks be- fore Christmas, putting candy canes on window sills and galloping madly off in Ihe dark shouting "Ho! I know the newsboy "would rather have two dol- lar bills than a SJ.95 flash- light wrapped in green pa- per and silver ribbon. I KNOW ALL THAT. What I didn't know till this year was what Ben meant, every Christmastidc, when he kept tossing out, not at all at random, the Words "materialistic" and "spirit- ual." What I always thought he meant was that it would be materialistic for Alison and Betsey and Jennifer and Timothy to get a Chatty Kathy apiece, but spiritual for them to share one. I mean, that's what I thought until one afternoon last That afternoon they were all in the coat closet (well, they were, that's all; they like ihe coat closet) making out their Christmas lists. Pam, who can spell, was helping the ones who can't write; and Alison, who is magic, was helping the ones who can't talk. I had my car at the crack in the door, listening, because I'm still trying 1o hear one of those childhood conversations whose innocent candor tears at your heartstrings. What I heard was my dear little ones calculating how much more each of them would get for Christ- 'flfTfi CLASSIC in ffiir at a- munbi.r n! 1'VrtMl.v fittii pieces ctnitributerf to Xatiouul Rerittr