One of our favorite pastimes this time of year has been seeing the Christmas lights about town.  So, when Judy finished her finals (she is a senior at U of M Flint), we began our annual tour about town. We soon noticed that there were far fewer displays than previous years. Oddly, what was up was most common in lesser income neighborboods.  Yet, not even there were there the number of lights as in previous years.

We drove though darkened neighborhoods with only infrequent small displays. So, what did we conclude from this deviation from Christmas’ past? The only reason we could come up with was that people were unable or  unwilling to spend for even this small expense. Here in Port Huron, at least, the mood of our town is one of disappointment and fear for the future.

Lord willing, ecomomic times will improve and the future become more bright.  In spite of all this, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our friends and neighbors.  No matter the present, God is always in charge, and will never forsake us. God bless and keep  you all.

Fr. and Mrs. Orthohippo    Christmas, 22011

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The blog of a retired Anglican priest (MSJ), his musings, journey, humor, wonderment, and comments on today's scene.
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