Snow came and went all week. Now there is only a bit left in the shady areas.
The Christmas lights next door are blinking and bright.
Huge lighted candy canes and balls decorate the small tree next to the road. In the evenings cars stop to observe the beautiful display.
At the West Paris Universalist Church the candlelight and carol service will be at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. All are welcome.
There will be no church service on Sunday, Dec. 26.
Ruth Hazelton has returned home after being in Lisbon at her son's home taking care of their dog while he and his wife and daughter Amanda were at Disney Land to celebrate Amanda's Birthday. All went well and all had a good time.
Becky Chase entertained her parents, Randy and Wendy Chase, and Grandmother Dede Chase at her new home in North Paris. A Christmas dinner was enjoyed and Christmas presents opened.
On Thursday I was at the airport to get daughter Wendy Lamb, who had come from Oakland, Ore., to be with the family for Christmas and to be with her mother after she receives her new shoulder. Then we spent the night with granddaughter and her husband in their new house
in South Portland. Great-grandchildren Emily Hyssong of South Portland and Sophia Hartley of Auburn returned with us for the weekend. Jude Lamb from Lamoine joined us also.
On Sunday my three granddaughters, Kelly Hartley, Nina Hyssong, and Kyra Fleharity with their seven, my great-grands, were all here for decorating their Christmas cookies, which is a yearly tradition. All had an exciting afternoon and went home happily with their finished products.
All is about ready for the big day so we can all relax. I will be in Auburn with most of my big family.
Muffin is relaxing here on my desk now that the noisy crowd has left. She spent the afternoon under the bed. She likes adults but hides on small children.