the Unloading of the trees
From the kitchen window we wait for the truck ...
mid-morning on Black Friday it comes over the causeway
onto the island
the cry goes out over the village
The trees are here!
school children, parents and grandparents all
gather together to unload the trees
stacking them onto the wooden structure
that the fathers built after work last week.
There will be volunteers at the stand till the trees are all sold...
a fire in a steel can, children running about playing,
grandparents with hot cocoa...
people visiting one another
-jackets zipped up - brightly coloured hats and mittens
everyone helping to tie the trees to the tops of all the cars
some folks walk through the wooded path with wagons to tote the tree home again...
we watch over the jars of seaglass on the kitchen window sill
and we wait.....
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Such a peaceful scene you engraved in my mind with your words.ReplyDelete
So so lovely!
Nice bird's eye view of the action. Fun times.ReplyDelete
Such a great image! I bet this makes you all so excited for the holidays!ReplyDelete
I love this little vignette of your town and the arrival and unloading of the trees! It captures that small village feel and I can just hear the anticipation through your word images. What a beautiful scene!
What a vivid and beautiful picture you paint! Our family used to make a trek to the nearby mountains each year with a tree-cutting permit in hand to find our 'perfect' tree. By the time our kids were in college, we had finally figured out the 'perfect' size to fit in our house ;).ReplyDelete
seems like a lot of work but more so fun and joy for many moreReplyDelete
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Love it! I feel the excitement.ReplyDelete
The tree in Rockefeller Plaza is from Oneonta, and Oneonta has gone nuts for that!ReplyDelete