Author Bio: Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 Dispatcher for LAPD. Her Christmas story, The Faberge Secret is on sale on Amazon and on other Internet stores.
"Orthodoxy follows the Julian calendar. We're several days behind the Gregorian one."
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"Elena and I try hard to spend time with her, but our schedules are busy."
"Does anyone else join you?"
"My cousin, Alexi, on occasion -- if he doesn't have to work."
"What does he do?"
"He's a detective for the St. Petersburg police."
"My brother is a police officer, too."
"For your city? Brattleboro?"
"I Googled it on my phone after you left. It's a small town about two hours away, on the