Melinda Shoaf: The Designated Celebrator


Holiday gatherings mean long hours for Melinda Shoaf: polishing the silver, hanging the decorations, cooking the big dinner. But the Memphis homemaker believes her family deserves a good celebration.

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Writer and homemaker Melinda Shoaf marks the holidays with her four grown children in Memphis, where she lives with her husband and two dogs. She says her oldest daughter will likely carry on the “Designated Celebrator” tradition in the family.