Sunday, December 27, 2009

Community at Christmas Time

Our neighborhood, well, our street has an annual Christmas concert that we started last year at our house. We had such a turnout last year that we had to move it to my neighbor's house because his house is bigger. This tradition is unique, rare, and wonderful. The children on Trafalgar Street get together everyday for a week to practice, practice, practice: violins, cellos, piano, and flute. They all prepared solos and then worked together on two pieces. Then we invited the whole street, everyone brought treats, cider, and punch; the children performed, and we sang two Christmas carols as a group. It was so old-school, so 50's, so community, the way Christmas ought to be, right? The joy and love and cheer, minus all the materialism.

I think next year I'll suggest readings from Luke 2, I don't know why I didn't think of it this year! One year at a time, I guess.


darcie said...

It was nice to meet some of your neighbors and to just be there as one from the "senior generation"-imagine that?

Naomi Smith said...

I love that you guys did this! so awesome!

Landis Barnes said...

I love the New Year's card that arrived today and I love your blog site with news of traditions you are establishing and neighbors you are turning into friends.
Grace, peace, with much love,
Landis Barnes