By Staff
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Have you fully recovered from your Holiday rush? We just about
have gotten to normal. But Oh! wasn’t it wonderful and so much
fun? I just love the spirit one gets at this time of the year. As I
have heard said so often by others, ‘if only we could keep this
marvelous attitude and feeling towards one another the year round
this world would surely be different.’ But we are only poor,
weak individuals with our shortcomings of humans so life goes on in
its annual cycles.

We had such beautiful decorations in our different communities
here the east. One in particular we visited with hundreds of other
sightseers was on a farm. I understand the gentleman is a
grandfather who doesn’t have his own children near enough to
share his Christmas, so he has tried to brighten other
children’ hearts by his decorations on his farm grounds. As you
entered huge lighted stars along the road led you into the lane.
There were quite large figures in a Nativity scene on the lawn.

His home itself was covered in front with lights and forms of
carolers dressed in old style at the porch, standing.

The surroundings were divided into sections depicting the
celebration of Christmas in different countries, such as Holland,
India, and South America. Another spot was given to forms of Elves
helping Santa Claus.

There was a miniature train with a station where children may
get on and take a ride, as well as Merry-Go-Round for them.

A Wishing Well was placed near by where one could drop in any
voluntary contribution he wishes to make. This contribution went to
a Crippled Children’s Hospital or fund.

It surely was a lovely thing! Wish you could have seen it.

We wish to thank you all for your many, many kind remembrances
of cards and notes. We are truly sorry we couldn’t begin to
answer them, but they were greatly appreciated by Elmer and me.

Marsha and I have both been back in the school room a week
already. It doesn’t seem possible. The children have settled
down and working like little troopers as well as the teachers. So
the vacation was just what we all needed to make us better
individuals, I guess.

If the coming weeks go as quickly as this one the bluebirds will
be here before we know it and we shall be enjoying the company of
each other at the Reunions.

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