This was my first Christmas as an Air Force wife. The year was 1966 and I had always enjoyed lots of Christmas activities with family, friends, church, school, neighbors, etc. For the first time in my life I faced Christmas with just the two of us, Steve and myself. All our family and friends were in Indiana and we were in Clovis, New Mexico. There was no money for all the usual festivities but we enjoyed Christmas anyway. I made a small Christmas tree from styrofoam balls and toothpicks to set on the mantle. The "fake" fireplace in the house we rented at 1208 Walnut Street became the Christmas focal point. There were presents and goodies sent via the mail that we enjoyed. And the best part was looking forward. Both my parents and Steve's would be arriving in a couple of days! It was a good Christmas.