The Christmas Orphans

babiesPerhaps some of my readers have seen the movie All Mine to Give.  It was based on a book entitled The Day They Gave Babies Away by Dale Eunson.  This is a true story about six young children in Wisconsin who are left orphaned right before Christmas when their widowed mother dies from typhoid.  I’ve always loved the movie and enjoyed the heartwarming book just as much if not more because the author, who retells his father’s true story, generously includes the life outcomes of the six siblings who were “given away” by his father, who was only a 12-year-old boy on that fateful Christmas in 1868.  This short story is sad and touching, but well worth reading.

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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