Folks all up and down the Trinity South Shore have decked their halls with boughs of holly (spruce and ‘var’ too!) They’re all ready for the Christmas season.
For one small window of time each year, the world puts its best foot forward. Families spend time together, gifts are exchanged and there are even stories of enemies laying down their weapons and breaking bread together on the one special day we call Christmas. Miracles of kindness and generosity abound.
Although there are physical signs of Christmas all around us ( trees, gifts, lights and decorations) the magic of the season doesn’t come from the glitter and gifts. The true meaning of Christmas is more about appreciating what we do have and less about anticipating what we will receive.
Christmas is about home, about family. It’s about Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, a family that grew to include all of us.
In the midst of all the preparation and festivities this year let’s not lose sight of the real gifts in our lives - family, friends, good health, the privilege of living in a free country and all the little miracles that have come our way during the last year. Happy Holidays. Over the past few weeks many people along the Trinity Shore have been busily preparing for the Christmas season. This is a shapshot of their activities.
FLINTSTONE CHRISTMAS - The Ellis and Tuck families from Hant’s Harbour got in on the Christmas spirit by building a Flintstone float for the town’s annual Santa Claus parade Dec. 12. From left: Kori Tuck, Robbie Ellis and Chelsea Ellis played the parts of Fred, Wilma and Pebbles while their dogs Mattie and Abby shared the role of Dino.
WWW. NORTH POLE - Brendon Thorne of Blaketown e-mails a detailed letter to Santa explaining how good he has been this past year. However according to his teachers at Woodland Elementary in Dildo, the Grade 4 student is already at the top of Santa’s nice list and will probably have all his Christmas wishes granted.
TUCKERED OUT - Even the lively music played by members of the Crescent Collegiate school band during their Dec. 14 Christmas concert couldn’t keep Sarah Burt awake. Half way through the concert the 7-year-old, who was there to watch her sister Carey perform in the band, lay down on some chairs for a much-needed nap.
KEEPING SANTA IN LINE - Jordan Piercey of Old Shop helps a wobbly Santa to his feet in the front entrance of Crescent Collegiate, Blaketown. The Grade 12 student, jack-ofall-trades and cheerful volunteer, also helped decorate the Christmas tree.
CHRISTMAS ANGELS - Erin Pretty (left) and her friend Chaneal Reid of Dildo were pretty excited to have the opportunity to chat with Santa and Mrs Claus during the Upper Trinity South annual Santa Claus parade Dec. 12.