It seems to me that the month of December is just flying past, when asked if I am ready for Christmas and I look at the calendar and wow there are only 17 days left as I am writing this column.
I have to ask the question is one ever truly ready for such a big Holiday, or do we try to put far to many things in the this time of preparation. Well in my aging I find that Christmas will come ready or not, so sit back and enjoy.
The Holiday Craft fairs are now behind us and this next two weeks will feature some special Holiday concerts. Both at churches and the school so come enjoy the blending of voices.
I am glad to see the downtown Holiday decorations and lights, but still disappointed that the very large evergreen tree in the downtown memorial park is not lighted. Two sources came forward last year and this year to help furnish the needed light and still this does not seem to happen. I am told that the tree is so tall now that they do not have the equipment to string the lights. I find it hard to feel that this problem could not be accomplished.
I am not sure if anyone else notices the row of birds that sit on the high wire along side of the downtown bridge, I enjoy noticing them seeming that they are keeping watch over us regardless of the weather. I have not heard who won the beautification outdoor decorating contest. I believe the judging was done this past weekend. Some how the ground covered in anew coat of white snow makes them better.
What a joy and privilege for me to get to know the residents at the New Senior Housing Unit as we come together each week to enjoy a short worship service together. I would urge more and more of the public citizens to find ways to get involved there and make friends with those now living there, many with families that live to far away for them to come and visit as often as the residents would enjoy. Some of the former alumni of the building as a school are coming this Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. to sing and share in conversation with them in their social hour. If anyone would like to join us, feel free to just show up and meet us in the dining room at 2 p.m.
Happy Birthday to: Jack Wintermute Dec.17, Wendy Ball Dec. 21, Lucas Strong Dec. 22.