Coming from New England I still have people up North who ask me if I miss the snow during the holidays.
My answer is always “No”…. in fact, most of my Christmas days up North were snowless, but filled with freezing temperatures and cold winds. I have no fond memories of crossing a barren front yard landscape looking for my newspaper tossed wildly by a bicyclist caught in a cross-wind.
I will confess celebrating Santa in Florida took some adjustment. Instead of a downtown Christmas parade like they had in Framingham, Massachusetts, the favorite choice is standing on a dock watching a Christmas boat parade.
Parents don’t have to explain how Santa can fit down the chimney since so many Florida homes (like mine) have no chimney. Santa has the world’s best pass key.
When you live in Florida, people visit you so you can disregard the fun of airport crowds and driving ice-filled roads and shipping gifts to people who live in Florida.
Merry Christmas to all.
M. C. Bob Leonard