Peterson family Christmases from 1952 to 1965 were multi-faceted. My mother Jay Peterson (1920-1976) created unique Noel-inspired artwork. My brothers Stu and Chris (1954-2009) prepared Christmas cards at the Leith, Ontario print shop. I wrote an account of what London, Ontario’s Victoria Park Christmas displays were like in the mid-1960s.
My first name Leith has been a mixed blessing. I examine the history of the name and its various meanings. In 2003 and 2004, I had two articles published about this topic. In 2005, a 10-minute staged reading of my play “Leithal Knocks” was produced by the Grand’s Playwrights Cabaret.