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>Christmas 2011

December 27, 2010

>With Christmas 2010 already a memory* I have my sights set on Christmas 2011.

An idea has sprung up in my mind for a different type of Christmas decor by a visit yesterday from my young niece, up visiting from Florida. She has a memory of a “ghostly experience” from the last time she was here. I can’t say anything more, but look forward to something different next December. (Now I just have to figure out a way to remember to do it!)

*Christmas 2010 is not really just a memory, it is still with us. Paper and ribbons still litter the floor. Candies and remnants of cakes are still on the table. Turkey and dressing is still in the refrigerator. And gift cards are still waiting to be redeemed.

Many people experienced their first white Christmas. The National Weather Service said Birmingham did not have a white Christmas, but tell that to all the people who made snowmen and had snowball fights on Christmas day. In Bessemer, we had pretty snowfall on Christmas day, but it didn’t stick (or “lay” as they say in east Tennessee where I used to live).

But north of here there is no doubt they had a white Christmas. This picture was taken standing in the road between the house and garden on the farm in Morgan County, on Christmas morning.


“Frost on the pumpkin” is supposed to be heard in October or November when we have our first frost. These pumpkins are left over from Halloween.

Here in Bessemer we had more snow on the day after Christmas than we did on Christmas day.

My niece had never seen snow so this was a treat for her.

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>Snow in Bessemer!!!

March 1, 2009

>This morning as I came down the stairs I looked out and to my surprise…the Birmingham News was laying on the sidewalk! Maybe all the problems are solved. If not, this may be the only view of the paper that some see. On CNN’s “State of the Union” with John King he had several newspapers on the screen behind him, and today’s Birmingham News was one of them.

I was also surprised by:

Snow!!! in Historic Bessemer!!!


The former South Highland Baptist Church, referred to in my most recent Western Tribune column, has seen countless snows, including the blizzard of ’93. Will it see the snowfall’s of the future?


The Giant Rocker that we found on the side of the road during the summer, now experiencing its first snowfall.


This crepe myrtle looked pretty with its twisted branches.


The branches of the crepe myrtles in the back also created interesting patterns with their snow covered branches.