It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, November 25, 2011

Chapter 11, Page 25, Book 11

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!

'On Ya'-ma


Buttercup said...

Definitely fantastic Friday plans! I am spending time with friends I grew up with. It's a beautiful day here and I expect we'll be doing a lot of walking as we catch up. Hope you have a lovely day!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Yep....i know what you mean....Mom and i are doing small business Saturday on Saturday....we'll wander thru all 3 blocks of the down town stores....

Enjoy your day....

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, that sounds like a lot of fun! I love quaint old towns small in size, big in friendlyness! Have a great time. Hugs. Tammy

betty said...

Dear MA,
Your Victorian Friday is an absolutely lovely way to be together as a family. It is wonderful that you have been able to continue this tradition. The candles are most likely bee's wax and a bit expensive, but it would be nice to bring home a small one to light up a gloomy winter day.
Enjoy you day with family and lots of smiles.

betty said...

I like this tradition, Ma! I'm sure it is something everyone looks forward to doing! Hope you enjoyed the day exploring like this.



This sounds like a wonderful family tradition. I love craft shows and small towns. And the fact everyone wears period costumes clinches the deal. However I confess since there is nothing like that around here... I picked up a few Black Friday bargains. Take care.