Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Christmas Eve was overcast and, when I went downtown 
to take care of last minute errands, the city seemed just as gray. 
Only a few people were around and, without the usual hustle, 
the buildings looked abandoned, which they were. 
The bustle of last minute shopping had taken itself to the outskirts 
of the city, where the traffic stood in line 
at the intersections and people stood in line at the stores.
I made my way through the traffic, avoided most of the congestion
in the stores, and came home to wrap my presents and 
to talk with friends and family before I watched "A Christmas Story"
on TV. As always, I laughed at scenes as though I'd never
seen the movie before, as I'm certain I'll laugh when 
I see the movie next year. The critics didn't like it
when it first came out, but the people have spoken.
It's a classic.


Madge Bloom said...

Hoping you and yours have a wonderful day together to celebrate the meaning of Christmas ~ faith, family and friends.

Speedway said...

Thank you for stopping by, Madge. We had a great afternoon together.

And a happy holiday season to you, as well.