Friday, December 19, 2014

Small Town Clean Fun

Tonight was our annual "Dickens Downtown" celebration. It is one of our favorite holiday celebrations. It is good clean, small-town, fun.

It's nice to see old friends, some of whom we see only at this event.  It is nice to see the lights and decorations, to hear the bagpipers and other musicians, and taste the hot cider and hot chocolate.  One of my friends, Ben M, has a beautiful carriage with beautiful horses, and his costume is worth a look too. The line of people waiting for a ride suggests that Ben and Eddie made some serious dough that night.

Most things at Dickens, are free, as is the festival. The streets of downtown Northport are closed, and people fill them.  We see old friends and new.  We see our friend, Queen Victoria, and our friend, Santa.  We talk, and we walk.  Three of our grandkids are at this year's celebration, and that strikes us.  It used to be US pushing our own babies in buggies and trying to see as much as you can with this impediment.

There's nothing super technical about Dickens.  It's not overly sophisticated, just good clean, small-town, fun.  And that's nice.

No comments:

Post a Comment