The first Christmas following Goodwin’s death was lonely and difficult. That Christmas Eve we received his name marker and visited his official grave. Since then, we have visited every year around Christmastime so we can leave a matchbox car for his gift. This year was a little different because Violet was with us for the first time. It was fun to bring her, but again, it is actually never a fun visit. But… every year we try to make it memorable with a fun hotel stay and Christmas activities around town (the highlight this year was riding the Forest Park Miniature Railroad).