The Little Drummer Boy
by Bruce Whatley
Annie’s grandfather carves the Little Drummer Boy from the leg of an old oak table as a Christmas gift for his small granddaughter. And throughout her life, Annie’s favourite decoration travels the world with her and always hangs on the Christmas tree at her house, close to the top. Seasons and fashions come and go and Annie has children and grandchildren of her own – but the pair remain together, although as they age they both start to fade. But they put that down to being well loved.