"At Christmas, my aunts and uncles all came. Two of them lived away in Atlanta and Jackson and on Christmas Eve, they had to spend the night, making this eight extra people who slept there."
"The pallets the grown-ups made of quilts and put on the floor for us children, weren't too bad; we were so excited we hardly slept anyway. We kept waking up wondering if Santa Claus had come. I always slept with my older cousin Pete and that was not a bad arrangement. Pete and I were going to fight wherever we were anyhow, awake or asleep, and the pallets were as good a place as any!"~except, "Christmas Gift"
Mix cookie crumbs with melted butter. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cookie mixture for topping. Press remaining cookie mixture into the bottom of a 13" x 9" baking dish. Cream together 6 ounces of whipped topping and cream cheese, spread over the cookies. Mix the milk with pudding and spread over the creamed mixture. Take the remaining whipped topping and spread over pudding. Sprinkle with reserved cookie mixture on top.