A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote, is a heart-warming Christmas story about the special relationship shared between a young boy and his best-friend (his elderly woman cousin). Buddy, the young boy, has lived with his cousins since he can remember. Through the years he has developed a special bond with his elderly cousin, Sook. Only his mean, old, witchy cousin, Jenny (whom I did not like very much) makes him go off to Militery School right after Christmas. When it came down to the day when Buddy had to leave, Jenny (the old bat) wasn't going to let Sook walk him to the bus stop. Buddy and Sook didn't know if they were ever going to see each other again, and they knew that that was probably going to be their last Christmas together. Buddy's other elderly cousins, Sebone and Calley, didn't want Buddy to go. Calley tried to explain to Jenny that Buddy made them feel young. But being the mean, old person that Jenny was, she just didn't understand. And sent him away anyway. Sebone and Calley had their strong feelings about him leaving, but they weren't going to stand up to Jenny. A Christmas Memory is guaranteed to make you grab for the tissues. If you are like me, you will defintely shed at least a tear, unless you're in front of a bunch of other people. But even then you might still let one slip. I know a few people that did. I will defintely read this story to my kids, as well as my grandkids to let them feel the emotional moments I felt when I was their age.