The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.
William Cullen Bryant
FANTASTIC FRIDAY/ Chasing the blues away!
We here at my house always try to chase the gloom of a dreary November day away by celebrating the day after Thanksgiving by getting together and traveling off to a little town not far from home for a day spent together. We like this little town because it is far a way from the hustle and bustle of all the shoppers trying to get all the black Friday deals at the shopping malls.
We take a step back in time as we attend a community craft show that reminds one of olden days gone by. Everyone there dresses in costumes of times past and the decorations and music really revive an old time spirit.
The town also boasts a candle factory that has been existence since the 1800's. They also have a wonderful cafe where we'll all have lunch. It's decorated in a victorian style so all in all gets us away from the hustle and bustle of the present times and gives us a very enjoyable way to spend time together. We've done this now for over 20 years.
The town has shown some of the effects of the times as it is not what it once used to be, but still I'm very thankful that it offers us a way to continue a tradition we love.
I'll be chasing the blues away today. It'll be a FANTASTIC Friday here spending time with part of my family.
I hope your Friday is a fantastic one too!