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Out of the Dust Chapter 55

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 55

Christmas Dinner Without the Cranberry Sauce

  • Billie Jo's school puts on a family Christmas dinner, where Miss Freeland stands in for Ma. They cook a Christmas turkey feast all by themselves, and Billie Jo says it came out better than the Christmas dinner she made for her and Daddy.
  • She says their Christmas wouldn't have been as bad if they had Ma's special cranberry sauce recipe, but Ma never showed her how to make it.