St. Nicholas Day
Today is St. Nicholas Day. It holds many cherished memories for me. Even into adulthood, my mother would fill my shoes or boots with goodies. Usually fruit and chocolate were the typical goodies.
Since my mother passed away in 2006, I have to confess that this day is rather melancholy for me. My shoes will once again go empty this year.
Since I have no children of my own, I will not be filling anyone else's shoes either.
However, I do like the idea of Miz Minka in terms of giving the cats treats on this day. True, they don't wear shoes or boots, but I am sure they will enjoy the special treats regardless of its container.
Knowing that in some way I can celebrate this day, even if only with my felines seems to lessen my melancholy a bit.