Essex 12/19

Mr. Scrooge came to the Whallonsburg Grange last Saturday and his visit made over 100 people happy. Of course Mr. Scrooge looked an awful lot like Chris Jones and the ghosts seemed most life like. This warm and enjoyable evening last Saturday was arranged by Ted Cornell. While I enjoyed the evening and my small, but vital part upon which the success of the whole Christmas Carol of Dickens' hinged, the most fun I had was listening to Janice Moran, Jane Demar Perry and Shirley Cross LaForest talk about their childhood past Christmas Eves at the Grange when Santa came, brought gifts to all the children, passed out to each child one of those little rectangle boxes of Christmas candy and a tangerine. The three of them talked about the children jumping up and down in excitement, the parents smiling so wide that they almost broke their faces apart, the warm cider and games. Of course they knew that Santa was real because he knew their names and some of their secret wishes.

The last Town Board meeting of 2009 was held last Thursday and a long discussion of the Sewer system took place. This was Ron Jackson's last meeting after eight years of being the supervisor. No one has worked as long, hard, and with as much perseverance as Ron. The good news is that his very active life is merely going on to a new challenge. Go well into the night and day, Ron.

Big surprise at the Essex Town Hall where Town Historian Shirley, has produced a short eight-and-a-half-minute photo show on a computer with a 24" monitor. This present show includes recordings of Leila Wells narrating her adventures on a frozen Lake Champlain. The show runs continuously, so the next time you're around the Town Hall come in and spend a fun eight minutes. Hey, they're free. Not only that, but new ones will be put into action every few weeks.

Now remember, every one, brain fuzz to those people using the ACLU politically correct "happy holidays." Its Christmas time! Always has been and always will be. By the by, I wonder why we all have to listen to those Spanish translations with which we are being bombarded. Personally, I am pleased that the "happy holidays" people at the ACLU have added these Spanish translations to recordings such as ExLax suppository advertising.

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