Twas two nights before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring.
And that was part of the plan.
While the family was away at dinner, a band of elves arrived. They brought presents – oh, boy, did they bring presents – that cast a holiday glow on a house touched by tragedy.
The split-level home in Troutdale is where the family of Emilio Hoffman resides. The gregarious 14-year-old died June 10 in a shooting at Reynolds High School when a 15-year-old classmate shot Hoffman, injured a teacher and then killed himself.