Community News Corporation | Byron, MN

Latest Dodge Center, MN, weather
weather sponsored by


Advanced Search

News
Obituaries
Sports
Opinion
• Opinion
• Letters
Legals
Classifieds
Schools
Bulletin Board
Government
Feedback
Community Links
Contact Us









home : opinion : opinion March 26, 2015

12/17/2012 4:08:00 PM
Publisher's Column Merry Christmas

I'm finding it hard to get into the Christmas spirit this year. As fast as the past year went, it just doesn't seem like it is Christmas time again. I suspect it is partly because I'm too conditioned to having much more cold weather and snow leading up to the Christmas season, and this year we just haven't had it. And I suspect it is partly because of the volume of negative news to which we have been treated throughout the year. Its been a tough year for a lot of people.

Apparently it has always been like that. Looking back at conditions when Christmas originated, things certainly weren't any better.

The Christmas program at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield this morning was a real season brightener. The church was packed with people all come to witness the youth performing and give them recognition for their performances. The pews were filled, as were additional chairs set up to accommodate overflow, and there were still people who had to stand through the service. After the service, there was so much noise of conversation that it was hard to take part in one.

Another Christmas treat was the price of gasoline this weekend. We had to drive to Eau Claire on Saturday and made the trip on gas that cost only $2.949 a gallon! Fortunately we didn't have to buy any in Wisconsin as it was 30¢ more there, although even that isn't all that bad.

There was a lot more snow in Eau Claire than we have here. Drive off the main streets was tough as they had not been cleared and were rutted packed snow, the kind of stuff that is like driving on closely spaced speed bumps. We got directed off the main streets because of a parade, so we had an opportunity to see unfamiliar areas of the city but missed out on the parade.

Someone dropped off a copy of an old newspaper from Lime Springs, Iowa over the weekend. It is from the first week in April, 2004, which I guess isn't all that old except when you're talking about news. Initially, I didn't notice the date and went through the paper looking for something referencing someone or something with which I was familiar. Then I took a closer look at the front page and realized it was an April Fool's issue. It's a hoot! I got a few laughs and a couple of ideas, so I want to thank whoever dropped it off.

My Christmas spirit problems will be solved Christmas Eve. If everyone makes it, we'll top 40 this year and next year will be even better as there are four great grandchildren and one grandchild on the way. It's impossible to avoid the Christmas spirit with a houseful of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

I pray that all of you will have a spirit-filled Christmas as well.

Merry Christmas.

Larry Dobson


Claremont Service




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   









Field Crest
Safeway Agency
Scanlon, Nietz, Murch
Dodge Center Chiropractic
ExtrasLife
Community News Corp • Byron Review, 507.775.6180, byronreview@frontiernet.net
Star Herald, 507.374.6531, dcstar@kmtel.com

Software © 1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved


(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-46608719-1', 'communitynewscorp.com'); ga('send', 'pageview');