My favorite part of the holiday season is Christmas Eve. Pajamas on and hot chocolate in hand, my family gathers in the living room. Our sparkling tree lights up the room. We have a mad dash to claim the most comfortable spots. But, before we settle in, we have one family tradition. We hang our stockings. In order from oldest to youngest, we dutifully march up to the mantel. One-by-one, we drape the stockings over the red brick. Then, we can spread out around the living room to watch the flickering flames and enjoy each others’ company.
I hope that you are spending your holiday season safe and that you find home wherever you are. Warm wishes from Joplin Building Material this holiday season, and a very merry Christmas to you.
About the Author: Hannah E. Shumaker, student at the University of Tulsa, is the granddaughter of Dale H. Lundstrom, JBM co-founder. As the newbie in the office, she invites you along as she learns the ins and outs of Joplin Building Material Co.