By David Sutherland, Minnehaha
February 4, 2015 6 a.m.
Christmas Day 2014, we're getting ready for 40 people for dinner. Why so many? My wife and I have a blended family, and she loves Christmas and family and giving. Over the years, Christmas has become children, spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, ex-spouses, add-ons from previous marriages and finally my 95-year-old mom. All these people live close enough to join in the family tradition.