“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go….”
Well, not really – at this writing it is cold, but raining, which was definitely needed! Not very christmas-like!
The holiday season is upon us though, with stores putting out christmas displays before thanksgiving has even begun!
December has many holidays – Hannukah and Kwanzaa, plus many more that you probably didn’t even know about! Did you know this month, there are holidays every week?
To name just a few – national cookie day, National Brownie Bay, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, National Dewey Decimal day (i kid you not!), Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Christmas Lights Day, National Free Shipping Day, and of course, New Year’s Eve.
In December,Broadway is holding a Christmas lghts contest. Santa makes an appearance, along with the tree lighting, at the american legion park in timberville. Aside from his biggest night of the year, on christmas eve, santa will be very busy this month – showing up at malls, special events, and parades around the area.
My grandchildren still believe in Santa, maybe not so much the big guy in red slipping down a chimney, but the spirit of christmas. Santa exists, if you believe, no matter your age.
It is the season of giving, whether you give to red kettles springing up in the area, or give to local families in need.
The Fulks Run Ruritans deliver holiday baskets every year, to local widows and widowers. Not only does it warm the hearts of the volunteers, it lets the people receiving know they are not forgotten. Some conversation with the volunteers, plus a bag of fruit and sweets, may just brighten someone’s day, and let them know they matter.
National Cookie Day reminds me of the years of cookie exchanges i held. Pizzelles were my cookie of choice. Haven’t made them in several years, maybe it’s time for Mr. Green Jeans and I to get busy and make some this year!
The Christmas lights contest is something i will look forward to seeing. The kids hope to see some new lit houses, and some of the old favorites we saw in previous years, in Broadway, Timberville, and Singers Glen.
My favorite Christmas present, bar none, was the birth of my son, very early one Christmas morning. He is now 10 years older than I was, when I had him, and the father of 2 of my sweet grandchildren.
As we work our way through the month of December, we at the Chimney Rock Chronicle would like to thank all our faithful readers for your support, as we are now in our 5th year of publication! We couldn’t do it without you!
We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season, and a happy new year!
All is well, here at mountain meadows tonight…….