Friday, November 12, 2010

Just sayin'

When checking facebook last evening, Kris mentioned that the big tree at Rockefeller Center is from our hometown this year. Go Mahopac, New York. Yes I live in Ga now but deep down I am still a New Yorker and proud of it!! It got me to thinking about Christmas when I was much, much younger.
I remember going into the "city" with my Mom. We would take the train-NY Central line, now part of Metro North. It was a treat. I remember a little apprehension when the train entered the tunnel in northern Manhattan and looking out the window and not being able to see a thing. And then, getting onto the platform and walking into Grand Central Station. It was awesome to a little kid. We would walk over to Macy's Herald Square and see Santa and then walk around and see the store windows all animated and decorated. I remember going into the big dime store-Woolworth's. It seemed huge at the time. Good memories.
Then when I was in nursing school in Manhattan, I remember going to watch them light up the tree. You couldn't really get close to the entertainment but you could hear it and then they lit the tree!! Somethings you never forget.

Just sayin' that things are different these days-decorations up and ready to go at Halloween. Some how it loses something when you start so early.


At any rate, I am anxiously awaiting the 2010 tree. The family that donated the tree this year has a story as well. He is a NYC firefighter. Their tree was selected on 9-11 this year.

1 wonderful peoplecomments:

Brenda said...

Congratulations on having a home town tree. What a great story.