Friday, November 25, 2011

Decking the Halls with Humor Writer Davis Aujourd’hui

Author Davis Aujourd'hui
Literarily SpeakingPosted By admin On 23 Nov 2011. Under Holiday Celebrations 

Davis Aujourd’hui is the author of the Sister Mary Olga Fortitude series of hilarious satires. The first book is entitled "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude". It was followed by "Babes in Bucksnort."

Davis possesses a rich life experience that has enabled him to draw from it in order to create a colorful canvas upon which to paint very human lives. He is a retired social worker, having worked for Adult Protective Services in New York State for nearly twenty years. He developed the characters within his series of books in order to entertain a colleague by using the gift of humor.

As will be the case with Sister Mary Olga in his third book, he is a recovering alcoholic. He also happens to be gay as are several of the endearing and humorous characters within his novels. He can speak from his own experience. He has possessed all of the foibles of his cast of characters who are naughty, nasty, and nice.

Davis lives in Upstate New York where he is currently sharing his life with his partner of seven years. He is socially-minded and spirituality is the most important ingredient in order for him to maintain a happy and successful life.

Is Christmas your favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Time with family to practice gratitude is all important to me. Christmas is my second most favorite holiday.

How do you prepare for the holidays? Do you decorate?

I do decorate. I put up a big tree decorated by scores of favorite ornaments I have collected over my lifetime.

I bake dozens of Christmas cookies which I give to family and friends. I also love to shower my loved ones with presents. That brings me much joy.

What was Christmas like when you were a kid?

Christmas was my favorite holiday as a child. I loved the magic of the season. I loved the story of the birth of Jesus and believed in Santa Claus.

It was a time to celebrate with family. That involved my parents, my sister, and my four beloved grandparents. I have many happy memories that will endure for a lifetime.

What’s your most favorite ornament?

My favorite ornament is one that was painted from the inside. On it, is depicted a beautiful angel.

What’s your favorite holiday movie?

My favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life. I love the premise that we are all here for a wonderful purpose and that life would never be the same without each and every one of us. We all have a profound effect upon each other.

Favorite holiday story or book?

As a young child, my favorite story was The Night Before Christmas. I also love the Bible stories about the birth of Jesus.

What is the best present anyone could ever give to you?

The best present I could receive from anyone is their unconditional love.

Solid white lights or multicolored lights?

Magical multicolored lights, of course!

Favorite holiday song?

Joy to the World

What do you want Santa to bring you this year?

Another year with my loved ones.

Have you been a good little boy or girl or a naughty one?

I’ve been naughty and nice!

One last question, isn’t this fun? What does Christmas mean to you?

It means to me that every day is meant to be filled with the same joy as this favorite holiday for so many. We are born again every day and have the potential to become as perfect as the baby Jesus.

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