By: Ralph Fletcher
Cliff is eleven years old and the oldest. His mother has six children. They live in live in Ballingsford. As Christmas gets closer, Cliffs grandmother arrives for a visit. Cliffs baby brother is rushed to the hospital with a severe illness. While he is recovering in the hospital on Christmas Eve, his family tries to figure what "Yidda yadda" is. they figure out that when he says "yidda yadda" he mean "little later". He has been asking Santa Clause for is a little ladder like the one used to climb up to the top of a bunk bed. The whole family works together to build Josh a ladder and have it deliverd on Christmas morning. Later, Cliffs little brother Brad who is in 1st grade, drives his bicycle into an ambulance and dies. Cliffs family spends their next christmas together and trys to get back what they lost. Brad is the one hurt the most. it is hard for him to get toghter what happend, but when he gets to Aunt Pats house things brighten up. Josh acidently steped into dads Fig Pudding. they all thought it was funny. it was all over the shoe. they all laughed and joked. then they sit down and listen to the real story about the shoe and the pudding told by Uncle Eddie.
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