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Four Photos and Stories About What We Did in December


Running on the Beach
It rained on Marilyn’s 80th birthday, so she didn’t go running then. She went the next day - to prove that she can still do it after 45 years. She started running in Central Park when she lived in New York City; then she’s run in Rowayton where she has lived for half of her life. Some people she doesn’t even know have told her that they’ve seen her running a lot of times - from their kitchen window.


Connecticut, December 2020


















Small Group
The day after Thanksgiving is always the day that the Boy Scouts sell wreaths - across the street from the Rowayton Arts Center, on the opening day of Christmas/Holiday Gift Show. Marilyn always enjoys volunteering for a couple of hours at RAC then - and John visits the Boy Scouts stand and buys a wreath. Not long after we decorated it and put it up next to our front door, our first snow arrived and added a nice touch to our wreath.

Connecticut, December 2020


















“Green
Every year for the past 30 years, we’ve been in the Rockies in Alberta for a few days before Christmas - and we’ve taken our Christmas photo at Lake Louise. Not this year though. The morning after our first, and only, snowfall this year, we went to Roton Point and took our photo in front of The Sound - not nearly as impressive - no snow-covered mountains and glaciers in the background.


Connecticut, December 2020


















Autum Leaves
John bought a real Canadian spruce tree - then he bought 50 feet of lights and made 100 feet of paper chain. Marilyn unpacked some ornaments from the attic, and bought some new ones at RAC. Every Christmas Eve for the past 30 years, we’ve gone to mass in the town where Marilyn grew up, and then we had Christmas Dinner with her sister or one of her brothers and their families. This year we cooked and had Christmas Dinner with just the two of us.

Connecticut, December 2020