Holiday Reflections

Cooper McKim

 

This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them.

Wyoming isn’t known for having the largest Jewish community and that means some religious supplies aren’t as easy to come by. I learned that the hard way on the first day of Hanukkah this year - my first festival of lights celebration in Wyoming.  

Susie Scott

This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them.

 

 

It was our first Christmas at 318 East 13th Street in Casper. That summer, my mom had become a first-time homeowner.  

My brother, Conor, and I were really excited.

Dana Ballard

This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them. As a kid, Wyoming Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Caroline Ballard loved the predictability of Christmas, but one year everything turned upside down.

Kamila Kudelska

This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them.

 

 

 

My childhood best friend, Amanda, and I once asked our parents for early Christmas presents. We wanted walkie-talkies. We would use them for a deviously genius plan. This Christmas, we were going to be the clever 10-year-olds who actually caught Santa in action.

Carol Edwards

This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them.

When I was in fourth grade, my belief in Santa Claus reached a fever pitch. Growing up in the isolated mountain town of Walden on the Colorado/Wyoming border, there wasn’t much else to do in the winter. But I wasn’t the only zealot. In Walden, the Christmas spirit took over like a communal madness.

This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them. Inside Energy reporter Madelyn Beck grew up at the dead end of a dirt road in Manhattan, Montana. There, the days often looked the same, hard to distinguish one from another, but there are smells and sounds that’ll bring her back. Here, she explains the sights and sounds that bring her back to Christmastime. 

Tennessee Watson

 

This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them. For education reporter Tennessee Watson, Christmas is a story about the birth of a baby into tenuous and uncertain circumstances. But it’s also about how another kind of world is possible. At least that’s what she figured out one memorable Christmas, over a decade ago, in Mexico.