Winter can also sometimes have a certain kind of way, of bringing family and friends, closer together. I think it may have a lot to do with our need to keep safe and warm. Did you ever use a fire place for heat growing up? I did my whole life, until I was 17. My family relied completely on our wood burning stove, for heating our home. I fondly remember the fire place room, always being the most popular place, in our house hold. During the long winter months, you’d always find people in there, all times of the day. They’d be fiddling with the wood stove, having conversations or just reading a book.