Monday, December 5, 2016

A Return to the Happy Place

Christmas Tree Lighting - Lake Como, N.J.
December 3, 2016

Lake Como is very much a small town.  Margaret and I - although we "live" there for present purposes in the summer - spend as much time as we can there throughout the year.  For the second consecutive year, we attended the Christmas Tree Lighting at Boro Hall.  On Saturday night, after Mayor Brian Wilton led the children (including the tallish, gray-bearded ones) on a rousing rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", the tree was lighted and the several dozen people in attendance went into Boro Hall, our Mayor read "Santa Claus Comes to the Jersey Shore".  It is quite a magical tale and this year - as it did last year - the mere reading of the tale conjured up the great man himself, Santa Claus! 

It had bothered me more than just a little bit that I had not been able to get to the beach at all during November.  It was a long time to be away from my happy place.   And it was very nice to be back.


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