Christmas Mothers -- and a Christmas Father -- gather for a group portrait after a luncheon at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Seated (L-R) are Kathryn Lunsford of Chesterfield and Colonial Heights, Alice Metts of Cumberland County, Nancy Ayers of Powhatan County, and Margaret Warren of Amelia County. Standing (L-R) are Jacqueline Harris of Hanover County, Carol Witherspoon of New Kent, Jill Cruz of New Kent, Elaine Perkinson of Richmond, Linda Johnson of Crewe and Burkeville, Odessa and Gene Winfield of Dinwiddie County, Terry Brady of Henrico County, and Heidi Hall of Goochland County. Photo was taken Thursday, November 15, 2012.____The Christmas parents swapped ideas and experiences during a festive lunch at the Times-Dispatch. The tradition of a regional lunch began in 2011 when Richmond Christmas Mother Jayne Ukrop invited the representatives to gather for a luncheon at her home. The tradition will continue with annual gatherings at the Times-Dispatch, in its role as a community convener.