Thompson Avenue was its usual carnival of lights this year as the neighborhood lit itself up and residents prepared to greet the thousands of people that came to walk our street, see the lighting displays, and of course visit with Santa.
Each December, all of the dudes on the block volunteer to play Santa Claus for an evening or two between December 6th and 23rd. It’s always fun to hear what the little ones want for Christmas. Hightlights this year were:
- the boy who wanted a tuba (I made a deal with him to play it when his parents are asleep in the morning)
- the girl who, amidst a long list of video games wanted a book of poetry
- the little girl who whispered to me before she left, “Why do people still fight wars?”
Merry Christmas everyone.