December 23, 2016 by Petrea
Each year the children on my block go Christmas caroling up and down the street. I make cookies and something hot for them to drink when they stop at our house. Last year’s hot chocolate wasn’t so great. This year I went with spiced cider, and it was a hit with the kids. (The parents already had their own drinks. Go figure.) It was the first time I can remember that we had a cold night for caroling.
It’s a joy to watch these kids grow, some of them now as tall as I am, others singing their first carols on our porch this year. The photo above was taken from our doorstep, as the carolers and their families relaxed with their cider before moving on to the next house.
Thanks to my good friend Andi Simpson for this photo of me, which she took at the Finnish Folk Art Museum, part of the Pasadena Museum of History. Why a Finnish Folk Art Museum in Pasadena? Here you go.
I say “Happy Holidays” because I mean it. I don’t know what holiday(s) you celebrate, but I believe fervently in your right to celebrate them. I look forward to more celebrations to come in the new year!