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holds cups for off or mugs for hot ecatate, del mJ g oeaasion; deuert Lates and parts of hor decomU saheme from page 28 Collects snails; a judge for Spike, is a retired judge; a palm a trip to the Virgin Islands; a red chili peppers for moved to Chile; a Paris; and a little green dime store. When Young's he fell in love lap-sized box is Filled with even that each from paper to hang. :forth another box, Young the small padded bows her for her. While some are Satmy fabric, most are in red a favorite of Young's. there's a large zippered bag snow flakes that her Young usually the different flakes on the m some years, she also hangs window. an angel made of metal, Said that Quincy resident gave her the orna- 1981, starting another tradi- a ornament from the [istorical Association. ornament arrived in a box, also contained a message on particular ornament was The funds raised from the of the ornaments is used by the Historical Association in :the White House, and each mother to Young's Young realized the orna- well on her tree, a special ornate wire tree in an after-Christmas sale. This year, she plans to display all her White House ornaments in style. Young said she looks forward to receiving the new ornament each year. Along with Young's other decora- tions, she also brings out her collection of miniature nativity figures. These have taken Young a number of years to collect and represent memo- ries of Peru, Canada and France. In France, Young said, it's fun to pur- chase the special little cakes that have a nativity figure hiding inside. Many of the thimble-sized figures don't repre- sent the number of cakes she's eaten, but her fortunate Finds at flea markets. ltm When family members can be home to share the holidays with the Youngs, they participate in another tradition that actually begins around Thanksgiving. Each member draws a name and then they have a month to plan and purchase special stocking stuffers for that person. Young said that this can be a lot of furi, but there have been times when it didn't turn out quite like it should. Looking back over the years, she said Tara was once dating a guy whose parents ran a private school. He drew her name and, instead of something special or romantic, he chose to fill her stocking with rulers, pens and pencils from his parents' supply cabinet. "She was not too happy," Young said. Another year, someone received a loufa sponge in her stocking. "That was it. Actually, the big gift was a pair of Varne sunglasses. Remember when they were so big?." "Christmas Eve or early Christmas morning, early," Young said, the house is busy with people as they take turns Louise Young picked up a fun set of china on sale and enjoys using it to set her table during the holidays for less formal, but festive, occasions. Creating an atmosphere and making her family and guests feel special are part of the app d of the h MayL getting up and putting out their stock- ings. It's Christmas Eve By the time it's Christmas Eve, Young has her home decorated, gifts specially wrapped, the menu planned for the next few days, and has created an atmosphere that allows everyone to relax and immerse themselves in the holiday spirit and thoroughly enjoy themselves. Serving seafood on Christmas Eve is another tradition Young enjoys. Considering ways to save time and keep the menu simple, Young said there's nothing easier than serving a salad, seafood and bread. Chowders are popular, cracked crab is a favorite, and when her daughter, Jenny, returns home from Boston, she brings live lobsters for everyone. Young explained that by the time Christmas rolls around, she's had her Fill of turkey from Thanksgiving and wants a change of menu. Giving gifts that bring the family closer together is also a tradition. "I always like to give games," Young said. And one of these might be opened on Christmas Eve so the entire family can enjoy it and make the occasion especially mere. It's Serving hot chocolate Christmas morning is one of the Young family traditions. And along with the warm beverage comes refrigerator cinnamon rolls. Young said they're not even par- see pnge SO Breakfast is fun at Louise Young's Quincy residence. Large red and white candy canes (artificial) brighten up a napkin arrangement and add to the light-heorted decor she's chosen to accompany her breakfast or brunch plates. Green goblets add festive touch to the table.