Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Tuesday Treasures - The Beauty of The Season
I have found such sweet graphics this year that I just have to post them. They bring to mind memories of Christmas past, quite long ago now, and the season's reason. Quite often I remember an afternoon after school (high school ... many years ago!) and my girlfriend and I walked downtown to do some Christmas shopping. The main thoroughfare was department stores ... Sears and Robuck, Fishmans, Woolworths, the original five and dime which no longer exists, lots of small shops. Beautiful decorations wherever one would look. Lighted garland strung from lamppost to lamppost. We stopped at Texas Weiners, they had the most amazing hot dogs and chilli sauce. You couldn't go shopping without stopping there, the scent of that sauce filled the cold air and would just draw you in. As it became dark and it was time to go, we walked to where my father worked to go home. By this time it was lightly snowing. It was a most beautiful site, the snow, the lights, Santa on the corner. You could hear Merry Christmas being spoken. It was a scene right out of a movie. It was a quieter time, a place of light heartedness for two highschool girls without a care in the world but to notice the beauty of the season.
Whoever you are, wherever you are I hope that your days are filled with peace, hope and joy.