December 11, 2021
Last night there were emergency vehicles blaring throughout the neighborhood. Generally when this happens we send a prayer for those in trouble. But not last night. Last night we were delighted. For last night was when Santa came roaring through our rural area.
A schedule had been posted so we knew he was coming. And it brought a smile to think of all those children rushing outside, even in the pouring rain, to wave at Santa. Unlike past years, the pandemic prevented him from stopping and handing out candy canes. But one could feel the excitement nonetheless.
So much has changed in these pandemic times. It’s so heartening to know that the volunteer fire fighters from stations all over this area were determined to hang on to a tradition that has long been so important. Bless them.
Last night it was a welcome siren song.
Judith – firstname.lastname@example.org