There’s something about little children
that makes Christmas so sweet.
Mrs. Claus loves them so much that
she wrote “Christmas Fun for Your
Little Darlings.” But Christmas isn’t
just about children here at home, it’s
also about children who live far away.
Melody Howard writes about them in
“Sending Love in a Shoebox.”
And yes, it’s also about holiday dinners
and the side dishes that Annie
Mayoza Holmes has loved since she
was a child. Don’t miss “Essential Sides
for Your Holiday Meal.”
Music is also a big part of the
holidays. Check out our Calendar of
Events for harmonious happenings,
including the Arts Council’s Community
Christmas Concert and Christmas
music from the Madrigals.
In the meantime, catch up on news
from the Paris-Henry County Youth
Orchestra, who welcomed a new conductor
Writer Karen Geary reminds us not
to forget the Thanksgiving holiday.
She’s gathered some thoughts from
her friends and neighbors on thankfulness.
John Watkins, our grateful gardener
weighs in with his “thankful list,” which includes a few surprises. And
Arthur Lodge explains why he grew up
skipping Thanksgiving every year!
What are the holidays without a few
tales from the past? Jill Routon Wilson
shares some treasured history about
her grandmother, Henry County icon
Pearl Routon in a new children’s book,
Mama Pearl and the Tennessee State
Flower. And Larry Ray offers part two
of his article on Colonel Caldwell in
When Bullets Flew.
There are plenty more interesting
reads; including holiday tips for diabetics,
Ramay Winchester’s new muse,
an interview with new Henry County
Schools Superintendent J. Brian Norton,
and a piece from Boykin Spaniel,
Gauge Guinn, who’s a darn good writer
for a dog.
Enjoy the season and share the
Editor and Publisher of PARIS! Magazine