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Will it snow?

Posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 9:34 AM

Christmas is almost here and most of us would not mind having a white one. Our area does not get a lot of snow for Christmas but it would be nice.

Tomorrow is officially the first day of winter so anything can happen.

Where we live we can have snow, rain, cold, warm, sunshine, ice or a combination of two or three all on the same day.

As a child living near Chicago, we could depend on a white Christmas. My husband and I moved to Aurora, Ill., where we lived for a few years. Our son was born there on April 3, 1970, and we still had snow all around.

The weather everywhere is unpredictable these days.

I don't know about everyone else, but it is hard to believe Christmas is so near. I know the kids think it will never arrive but we grown-ups need a little more time.

One thing I have learned during my long life -- Christmas comes if we are ready or not. We might as well get ready and enjoy the season.

Area Christmas parades have come and gone and I did not get to attend as many of them as I usually do. I really have missed them. I like Christmas parades. It always puts me in the Christmas spirit. The parades don't just happen. It takes a lot of hard work and planning. I commend all of those who took a part in organizing the 2016 parades.

Students and teachers are counting down the days for their much needed Christmas break. I hope they enjoy their time off.

As I have said before many times, let's not forget the reason for the season.

I am glad to see more and more businesses allowing workers to wish customers a Merry Christmas. I like to hear it.

My friends know I am not a great cook but I do try to do my part during the Christmas holidays. I get in a candy making mood and want to make chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge, a variety of cookies and cakes and more. My mother makes the Christmas wreaths, Rice Krispy treats, candy balls, pumpkin rolls, and much more. I like to make pecan pies and she makes the pumpkin pies.

I know Christmas is a busy time but it is also a good time for us to be with family and friends. If it snows or not, let's just be thankful for the season and what it means.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.



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Revis Blaylock has been on staff with the Manila Town Crier for over 35 years. She has enjoyed making friends in all the areas that the Town Crier covers. This blog contains her general ramblings about events throughout Buffalo Island. She welcomes your comments and ideas for future stories.
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