Wow . . . it’s hard to believe Christmas is almost here! It really doesn’t seem possible, and yet here we find ourselves at its very doorstep. I must admit that it doesn’t feel much like Christmas to me with the current state of things. It has been a most weird and stresful year indeed, and I don’t know about you, but we are ready to move into 2021 with hopes and prayers that things will improve. Nonetheless, we have so much to be thankful for as we look back on this past year. This time of year, with the frigid temps, gray skies and naked trees, I long for my beloved Florida, where I was born and spent the first 30 years of my life!
I know for most of you, the word Christmas brings to mind images with abundant snow and the sounds of sleigh bells filling the air. However, for me, it brings to mind stately live oak trees with graceful, arching outstretched arms draped with long tendrils of Spanish moss gently swaying in the breeze, palm trees, flower covered tropical shrubs and citrus trees laden with fruit! We watched a delightful Christmas movie last evening in which Santa Claus rode on a boat pulled by pretend alligators, and the cast wore summer clothes, which appealed to me greatly!
When I was growing up, Christmas Day was spent surrounded by well over fifty relatives, on a cousin’s property. My grandpa and his brothers would dig a pit in which a fire was built, then a large grill was laid on a few cement blocks spaced apart, and the meat laid on it and covered with a big piece of tin. It was then left to cook while being flavored by the smoke and checked on occasionally. Numerous sawhorses were set up nearby and topped with long sheets of plywood. The tabletops were covered with red checkered tablecloths and then packed by numerous dishes of food brought by everyone there. Things like homemade mac-n-cheese, potato salad, baked beans, sinfully delicious scrumptious desserts and of course homemade cornbread dressing…. Can you say YUM! After lunch, all of us kids spent the day playing in the creek beneath the oaks and cypress trees and running through the open cow pastures below a vast blue sky. So perhaps, I guess you can now see why I’m dreaming of a green Christmas.
Wes and I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!
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MIGRATION Exhibition & Sale
November 13, 2020 – January 10, 2021 at the Thomasville Cultural Center, in Thomasville, GA.
87th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
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