Thank you, Bruce, for posting one of Craig Wilson’s columns. He was a weekly writer for USA Today, “The Final Word” – what a Christmas delight. Yes, it is a reminder of how simple and magical the season can be.
In May, 2013 a columnist by the name of Craig Wilson took his final bow after a buyout from his employer, USA Today. He wrote a Wednesday column called “The Final Word” for more than sixteen years. His weekly writing – regardless of the subject matter – provided readers a unique, thoughtful take on even the most take-for-granted aspects of daily life.
One of his columns dealt with December decorations. Specifically, displays that provide a depth of feeling that make passers-by smile and project the spirit of the holidays upon them.
I present this gentle reminder of just how simple, yet magical, this season can be…
A Glow In The Darkness Is The Best Gift Of All
Every December, a neighbor of ours opens his dining room shutters and lets in the world.
A floor-to-ceiling tree, laden with ornaments and white lights, fills the bay window. Underneath it is spread…
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I like this a lot. In Spain, folks don’t do a lot of outside decorating but we were used to it coming from Canada. So my husband does a fabulous job lighting up our yard, even though no one else does. Everyone loves it! It makes you feel good, doesn’t it?
Thank you for shar8ng such a lovely post.
You are welcome.
Nice share, Jennie
Thank you, Don.
Thanks for reblogging, Jennie. That’s a lovely post.
Best wishes, Pete.
Wonderful post. Happy Holidays Jenny 👼🎅🦌⛪🌟🎄🎁
Thank you, Cindy. Merry Christmas to you!🎄
Thanks for remi ding me I needed to visit his post.
You will love it, Frank. Nest to you!
What a wonderful last column. That’s going out in style. I don’t recall hearing this story before.
It really struck me, too. I was corrected that this post was not his final one, and made that adjustment. What a great, uplifting story! It’s really the simple things that can be most magical. Best to you, Pete. 🎄
Thanks for sharing, Jennie. I’m heading over to Bruce’s to read. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a glorious new year of adventures in the classroom. ❤
Thank you, Diana. Bruce’s post is wonderful.
Wishing you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
It looks like a great read. I’ll be heading over. Have a great week, Jennie!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 🥰