Simple Christmas Blessings

XmasTreeComm5447wmChristmas morning I was waiting for my sister to arrive from the Vineyard. I saw a white sedan pull up and a woman came to the house, carrying a small basket. She gave it to me on the porch, and said it was from the Rockport and Pigeon Cove Christmas Tree Committee, a private organization which has been giving for 116 years. I don’t know how they got my name as a person who may be in need. The basket contains fruit, raisons, candies, chocolates, and a large container of cookies. Totally unexpected, but so are all of my Christmas blessings. The saddest song for me in November was “Dreaming of a White Christmas.” Now it’s a happy song and I’m looking forward to 2015.

3 thoughts on “Simple Christmas Blessings

  1. Hi Fred, glad you enjoyed your basket, however the Christmas Tree Committee of Rockport is not about need, it is a group centered in remembrance. The 116 year old tradition represents your friends and neighbors in Town just wanting to say Merry Christmas and we are thinking of you, how did we get your name? That shall forever be a mystery! The Committee delivered about 600 baskets and we hope everyone enjoys them.


  2. Merry Christmas Fred! Thanks for sharing 2014 with this homesick Gloucester girl. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year in 2015!


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