Happy Holidays! We are Open Dec. 24th, 2019 until 3:30 pm.We will be closed Dec. 25 & Dec 26th to be with our families! Open Dec 27, 11:00 am

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Happy Holidays! We are Open Dec. 24th, 2019 until 3:30 pm.We will be closed Dec. 25 & Dec 26th to be with our families! Open Dec 27, 11:00 am
Remember the reason for the season, and spread all the joy that you can to everyone you come into contact with forevermore. My Christmas prayer is for Peace On Earth and Holiday Harmony.

This time of year I get out my expansive collection of holiday music and start to crank it up on the stereo. One song by a British front man, Roy Wood, cycles endlessly in my stream of consciousness, “I wish it could be Christmas every day…” seems to echo my sentiments for this very special time of year.

The holidays mean different things to everyone, however for me they mostly remind me of sharing, caring, and family, both past and present. Christmas also reminds me of things I no longer have, a brother, a mother, a father and all of my grandparents that once played an intimate role in my life. My personal viewpoint is that they have never really left the earth because they are all inside my heart and their guidance still speaks to me in various ways.

Memories of family gatherings over a huge dinner and drinking eggnog, eating rum cake, and opening presents while listening to the Christmas music of the day fill my mind. I hear Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, and every other artist that came out of the woodwork to make a holiday record. My Father had them all and passed his love of music forward to all of us.

We often baked cookies for everyone in the neighborhood. We had a sense of community and took baked goods to the local firehouse and police stations out of gratitude for their service on our behalf.

Christmas holds many childhood family memories of growing up with my sister and my brothers and of course my mothers and fathers and all of the extended family I inherited once I was married and had a family of my own. The cover picture of my daughter with Santa was 26 years ago–it seems like yesterday when I remember her excitement.

There will always be hypocrisy, splinter groups that lose sight of the purpose of religion, prejudice, and persecution for beliefs other than one’s own. To this I say, we are all one people brought together upon this earth to join hands and build faith not tear it apart.

John Lennon said it very simply, “Give Peace A Chance”. The real meaning of Christmas is a simple message from spreading joy to the world and sharing the holiday with family and friends and observing tradition but always making room for new ones.

However you celebrate the holidays make them count, and if you are lucky you will remember to treasure them now and always.

Enjoy!

Marsha Goodale

A special thanks to all of our wonderful customers who have brought in home baked goods, candy, and cards for the staff!

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