I don’t get out much anymore. That sad fact was made plain to me just now as I try to remember whether or not Walmart has a Christmas tree, also do they play Christmas carols. I’m pretty sure they play Christmas music, but what kind? Away in the Manger? Jingle Bells? Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him? Rudolph? I also wonder do they have a Salvation Army “angel” tree? The one where a customer is invited to hang a gift for a needy child.
The flag above is one that flies along our main street. I like it. JOY. What’s not to like? Oh, well, one might have to make peace with a loony or two even in my hometown. You see, there will be some who point out that that is a theme of Christianity. They learned “The Joy of the Lord is My Strength” back years ago when grandma took them to church. So “Loony” says, “I’ll just take my life with depression; don’t talk to me about Jesus.” 😀
Some California Loonies have discovered Oklahoma along with Texas and Florida. I really get a shock when I compare my 2600 sq ft house with what the elite live in, in California. We have some contractors who build half million dollar homes here. They get snapped up by California runaways who can sell their houses there, buy one here and some still have enough to put furniture in them! Besides that some discover that although Oklahoma is low on the totem pole on the education scale, it is because fewer of our teachers teach the test.
Yes, we still have a Christmas tree at the Town Center. And our politicians still send out Christmas cards.
I had a shock the other day. I needed a little figurine of Baby Jesus. No problem, I supposed. Next trip out I stopped at the Dollar Tree. Went in just sure there would be a circular display with angels, shepherds, Jesus. No. No? No! Surely China would not stop selling “Jesus” things at Christmas time! I don’t know. It might just be that the Manager/owner of this Dollar Tree decided not to have Jesus stuff. Whatever the reason, there was not an image of the Christ child in any form. I’m dumbfounded.
Well, you always could put a positive spin on your experience at Dollar Tree and assume that the nativity sets sold out first!
Oh — and I meant to mention that I still get a Christmas card from my bank, personally signed by all the employees. Obviously, it’s a small branch of a local bank.
Ah, yes. I could but I think the deal makers are a bit better than that. I think it might be that they found out they can sell higher at a slightly more elegant level of stores. Maybe I’ll follow Annie’s lead and come back to the problem “tomorrow.”
You’d probably have to go to a Bible bookstore for that, or online.
I guess so. I’m sure Hobby Lobby would have them. I just stick real close to home. Keep it in mind. I’ll run across some before a new Christmas season.
Joy is a wonderful word. We wish you a Happy Christmas and a good New Year. Your post gave a picture of what is happening in your town. Thank you.
Thank you. I’m watching for small things that bring me joy this week. I appreciate your reading and responding very much. Merry Christmas.
No Jesus on His own birthday? I’m also dumbfounded. God bless.
Let’s make it even. Join me in song “Happy Birthday to you, Lord Jesus, Happy Birthday to you.” 🙂