Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Very Afton Christmas

Since this is the last day I'll be in Afton (probably) until the New Year, we had a small but moderately festive celebration today. Ron M., Betty W., Betty B., and I exchanged gifts (mostly food.... good food!), and the paucity of visitors ensured that we weren't interrupted. In fact by 1:30, both Bettys had left and Ron and I were kind of tired of waiting for visitors, so we left, too.

We decided to search the town of Afton for signs of the season, an exercise we thought might be somewhat futile, and we weren't wrong. Beginning right across the street, Ron caught this artistic photo of Afton Station reflected in one of the empty (well, sort of) storefronts over there. The strand of tinsel in the window is no less festive after one understands that it's been there for over 5 years.
And, in the very next abandoned window, there's this equally festive Santa. . . bending over. Don't ask. We have no logical explanation.
Wending our way through the few inhabited streets of Afton didn't yield much more. There was the one and only house with a front yard full of Christmas decor. . .
. . . the "angel pig" (and her friends). . .
. . . this potentially inebriated Santa relaxing in a lawn chair. . .

. . . and that's about all. Nevertheless, we wish ALL of you a very very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Trevor Hilton said...

Luke 2: 7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

A Blessed Christmas and a Blessed New Year, Laurel.