As we enter the Christmas season, with all the commercial focus, I would like to talk to you about the greatest gift of all, not only to receive, but to give. The gift of oneself. This is a story about my Aunt Ruth.
We have a big family reunion every year in Jewett, Ill., which none of you have ever heard of, but it is a small town in southern Ill. The family reunion has been going on there annually for about 70 years, give or take. My grandmother had it in the...