Less than a week until the eventful day of Santa’s arrival! Children are getting wide-eyed and giddy with anticipation! Their stockings are hung and trees, glittering with twinkling lights, have appeared in most homes. So, what started this tradition, this trend?
Being awakened at two in the morning might get some people’s grumpiness going, but I can’t imagine anyone in our neck of the woods being upset when rain is involved in the racket that opens our eyes so early in the morning. What wonderful booms and rumbling - what beautiful pelting rain! Just listening to gusts of wind driving that sky-juice against the windows provides much joy to us, especially when our stock tanks are nearly empty. We all know what a perk-me-up that rain is to our thirsty yards! Those green shoots start heading for the sky dressed in their best St. Patrick’s colors. Ahh! The wonders of nature both astound and thrill us, and bring so much joy and thankfulness to us mere mortals. Hallelujah for the rain! What a way to quick start our weekend!
Welcome back folks, as we continue the journey of Olney, the year is 1892, and Olney continues to grow with the addition of the first post office.