The village lights are still twinkling

3 Mar

Any day now, the village’s Public Works Department will be taking down the snowflakes on the light poles along Main Street and the twinkly lights in the trees. And I, for one, will be sorry to see them go.

I’m sure there’s been some grumbling about why the “Christmas” lights are still up when St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Even I become a bit judgmental when I see reindeer and Santa still decorating the occasional front yard. But when it comes to our downtown, I’m a bit more forgiving.

The way I see it, even though these decorations go up just before the holidays, they are snowflakes, after all. So they could just as easily be winter decorations, not just holiday decorations. And as for the twinkly lights in the trees, I think they should be left up all year long. They add a special small-town charm after dark.

So one evening soon I’ll be running or walking through the village and notice that the lights are gone, and it will make my heart sad. But in the meantime I’ll enjoy and appreciate the little bit of magic they bring to the village.

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2 Responses to “The village lights are still twinkling”

  1. Kathy Beltrone March 3, 2021 at 6:30 am #

    I love the lights! We left ours up this year! It gave us some joy, during this crazy COVID year!

    • websterontheweb March 3, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

      One of the first things I did when we moved to the village a few years ago was put up ligts on my porch. It’s just the village thing to do 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

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