My childhood memories of Christmas are of excitement, laughter, being together and Mom’s pumpkin pie. While I am certain we received many gifts, the one I remember well is a toboggan, dropped off by Santa Claus one snowy Christmas eve. This was the perfect gift for children who lived at the top of a hill. How did he know? This toboggan received countless hours of use as we all piled on at once, tallest to smallest. Flying down the hill, tumbling off, then running back up the hill to do it all again. A scenario which continued until exhaustion and the northern cold drove us indoors. Snow covered, laughing munchkins calling to mom for hot chocolate. I smile as I remember those days.
My wish for you this Christmas is that you smile and make happy memories that last a lifetime. Merry Christmas and the all Best in 2013.
Nancy Cooper, Council, and City Staff