In the story "A Christmas Memory" what might the two kites at the end of the story represent or symbolize? 

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Two of the central themes of this story are friendship and childhood innocence.  Buddy, the narrator, is best friend's with his elderly cousin, proving that friendship need not be limited by age.  The kites they give each other for Christmas are a symbol of their friendship.

Kites are also associated with childhood.  Buddy is a child, and his sixty-something cousin is a child at heart.  The two of them share an innocent joy in the traditions of the season and exist together in a world of joy, for Buddy because he is so young and for the cousin because she chooses to see the world this way.  Their perception...

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