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Home for the holidays

Posted by Rona Fischman December 24, 2008 01:22 PM

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The cards started showing up about two weeks ago. Every year, I get cards with houses on the front. Itís not because I am a broker. I get the impression that lots of cards have peaceful, quiet houses which are covered with snow. I got a perfect example from Bob and Margaret. Great card!
Why is it that Christmas is associated with single family homes, snowy streets, and fireplaces? Is it like Thanksgiving, stuck in New England history? You know, ďOver the river and through the woodsĒ and all that. (You all know that the song was written about grandparents in Medford, right?)

We no longer go over the river and through the woods, by sleigh, to celebrate the holidays. We donít all live in big single family homes with fireplaces. We donít get a light, clean snow Ė on schedule -- every Christmas Eve.

What home hosts the ingathering of your family and friends during the holiday season? What rooms do you associate with holiday events? Were they living rooms, dining rooms, one of those big room in the basement where forty people can sit to eat?

Do you entertain this time of year? When you bought or rented, did you look for a place big enough to host your holiday events?

Some people are celebrating a religious holiday this time of year; some are celebrating the extra days off. Whatever you are doing, may your homes be safe and warm, and your celebrations joyful.

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