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In the spirit…

Last Saturday night my friend and I spent a few hours driving around her neighborhood, guided by GPS and following the stops set out in a ‘menu’ of sorts. Each destination was a house that was participating in a friendly competition over who would have the best Christmas display.. What a fun way to spend an evening and see if we could dredge up some holiday spirit while we were at it. I’ve totally lost track of which houses belonged to the runners-up, but I to definitely remember which house I thought would win, and it did. But I’m saving it for last.

And the winner is…

Music was playing at many of the stops, and I heard that one stop was serving hot chocolate. But I loved the winning house because Dad was manning a snow machine that was mounted on this sleigh and kids were invited out of the cars to check it out. He kept up a friendly banter, and his young teenaged sons were also working the crowd and giving out Christmas cards. I loved that it was such a family event.

And while I was working on these pictures I ran out to check the mail and found a Christmas card from my granddaughter who lives in Munich, Germany. It’s written in German but translated for me by her. Yes, family is what it’s all about and we shared many Christmas experiences together in the past, and hopefully there will be more to come in the future also. Merry Christmas Kara, and to all of you too!

6 thoughts on “In the spirit…”

  1. Beautiful photos. I love your number one choice. Chatham,jiiMA posted a map with beautiful displays. I’d love to go with Dawn and my granddaughter but not sure if I could manage getting into Dawn’s truck. Better ride with all the snow we have. Have a nice day.

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  2. What a fun night ! I have always wanted to visit the lights at the Shrine of LaSallette in Enfield. Guess it won’t be happening with Covid and so much snow. Those homes are so cute and I would have picked the winner too! Sounds like awesome families getting into the holidays and sharing their Christmas cheer! Great photos too!

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