One of my favorite Christmas memories is receiving a red sled from my Grandma Opal. They were real mountain people and didn't have a lot of money. My Grandma cleaned local businesses to make ends meet and saved all year to buy the sled. I remember like it was yesterday when she gave it to me along with my sister Teresa and our cousins Terry Lynn and Jerry Lee. The smile on her face seeing our excitement is etched in my memory. We couldn't wait to give it a try on the hill behind the house and spend the entire week searching out new hills to conquer! For years that sled could be found under her house. Well into adulthood I would seek out the sled and remember that special Christmas present from Grandma Opal!