‘Tis the season to be jolly, now that we are full to the gills with Thanksgiving food, that is, if we can move enough to be jolly.
The courthouse lighting was much fun, as always. There were, I heard, over 200 people visiting around the square. I don’t know who did the estimating, but it looked like a bunch to me. It is so nice when everybody joins in with the Christmas carols, and to see the kids when Santa sticks his head out the upstairs Courthouse window makes the whole evening, for me…
Patty and Johnnie Haas hosted the Thanksgiving supper for the three Byars girls and their families. Jeanette and David Leese, their children and grandchildren, Patty and Johnnie’s son and his family, Marvin Haas, Marilyn and Lawrence Mikes, their children, grandchildren, and the newest addition, great-grandson Brody, were all there to eat and visit. The families came from San Antonio, Spring Branch, Blanco, Seguin, Van Vleck, Cypress, and Houston. This is the first time they have all been together in two years.
I overheard that somebody got a fancy new pair of boots with dollar signs on them for his anniversary and that particular somebody even got them noticed over there in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, enough so that he was talked about and to by The Blackwoods at their Christmas show. Gentlemen, check your feet!
This weekend is the Blanco County Community Choir Christmas concert – Friday in Johnson City at the Community Church of the Hills at 8:00 – the church is off 290 on Towhead Road. Sunday it is at 7:00 at the Baptist Church. Please come hear us – the music is beautiful, and we are singing songs that everyone knows.
Next Saturday is the first Christmas parade to be held at night, so bundle up (I hope we have to), bedazzle your entry with lots of lights, and come join us. I can’t wait! Oh, bring a thermos of hot chocolate or your beverage of choice, and a good time will surely be had by all!