Sunday, December 8, 2013
Mystery, clues,a puppy and fudge for the holidays
My life has been a roller coaster the last few months. First my beloved Papa Liam died. My inheritance - The Historic McMurphy Inn and Fudge Shop -turned out to need a bit more work than Papa had admitted to when we talked about my first summer as owner -in-training. Then I discover Joe Jessop in my second floor utility closet not merely dead but really most sincerely dead. (Sorry, I just watched The Wizard of Oz on TV and I couldn't help myself.)
Now I would much rather prefer creating new fudge recipes than following clues to solve a murder, but it turns out I'm pretty good at both. It's the mystery and my introduction to the Mackinac island community that make this tale of old secrets and new friendships so much fun to tell.
I mentioned the Wizard of Oz because it was a holiday tradition in my family to watch it. My Grammy Alice would make popcorn. Papa Liam would make fudge and we would gather together with the holiday lights in the background and we'd be off to see the wizard. What I want to know is, what is your favorite family tradition for the holidays?
Cheers and good luck and more importantly Happy Holidays.