Friday, September 15, 2006
Christmas In September
Christmas? Can you believe we're already talking about Christmas? I'm still warm from the lingering summer heat, or maybe my body's warming up to serious hot flashes. I can't imagine how anyone who has high humidity in their area manages to survive summer, by the way. Thankfully, Kanner Lake air is wonderfully dry. Another great reason to escape here.
Back to the subject of Christmas. Guess it's not too early to start inviting everyone to come to our play, I mean, if you have to travel hours and hours to visit us, we should give you a heads up on our local events far in advance, right? My John has the most beautiful tenor voice. Janet has asked him to sing in the Christmas program at our church. You really won't want to miss it. I'm hoping he'll be feeling more himself by then, stronger. So much has changed in our lives since the car accident that left John with epilepsy. Singing is one of the few things that remain the same. I may be a biased wife, but you really don't want to miss out.
Now of course, if we could get Hank to join in, seeing as he has this way with guitar (not that scratchy type of playing, but the kind that really seeps into your spirit and tells you why you're there!), we'd have a performance to rock the heavens! I can almost see it now. Hank and John make an amazing duo. I'll have to talk to Janet and see what she has planned.
The Christmas program is just one of many things that I love about the holiday season in Kanner. The easy smiles on people's faces, the lights going up, the decorations that tell family stories, and the sight of once familiar faces of people who come home for the holidays.
I know I'm sort of changing the subject, but I was just thinking the other day how every day here on this earth has a slightly different flavor, just like the drinks and treats I make here. They are made the same way every day but since I hand make them there are subtle differences, and they are each unique and individual.
The Beautiful Creator has given us these days, each with its own unique blend. Some are as different as espresso is from a low fat latte, but many feel comfortable and familiar. When a loved one is ill, you learn to thank God for every second together. We all need to wake up each morning and thank the Lord for a new day, and go out and make the most of it.
As for our town, you'd think all the publicity right now would be turning people away, but they're coming into Kanner Lake like flies to honey! I'm so glad. Java Joints hoppin' like never before. Of course, I wish the circumstances were different. Such a terrible thing to happen. Even so, I can just see all the good God is bringing out of it to make Kanner Lake a stronger and more united community.
In other words, she's sweet to put up with me.
Larry, your wife is such a sweetheart. She came in the other day to get you an espresso after that long fishing trip you guys went out on. Yep, she's a keeper!
Christmas, wow, too soon for me.
The Christmas program sounds wonderful. I’d like to see it for myself.
Links to this post:
Bailey Truitt ~ Java Joint owner
Leslie Brymes ~ reporter extraordinaire
Carla Radling ~ realtor at your service
Wilbur Hucks ~ ya gotta love him
Jake Tremaine ~ retired logger
Ted Dawson (S-Man) ~ sci-fi writer
Hank Detcher ~ pastor and friend
Janet Detcher ~ keeps Hank in line
Bev Trexel ~ retired teacher
Angie Brendt ~ Bev's best pal
Sarah Wray ~ Simple Pleasures owner
Jared Moore ~ Kanner Lake Times
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