I have always loved the Christmas season and was delighted to celebrate it through the years, whether in Michigan, New York or northern California. As a child, I delighted in sliding down hillsides on my sled or skating on Lake Erie with my brothers and cousins.
This year Michigan is expecting a warm Christmas – the warmest perhaps in many years. No snow.
So when I watched part of the classic film White Christmas, one of my holiday favorite films as a youngster, I realized that unlike Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and their buddies in New England, I was actually happy this year for the heat wave (up to 50 plus some days).
I no longer go skating or sledding — and driving through ice and snow is rarely fun anymore. So I am wishing my family and friends all the joys of the season – and don’t worry snow lovers, I hear that there are predictions of more flurries before New Year’s. Happy holidays to all!