Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas From All Of Us To All Of You!


On the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving Tekamah residents are invited to the Community Thanksgiving service at a local church which is followed by a soup and pie supper. This event is always very well attended. It is then followed by an evening open house at the Burt County Museum here in Tekamah. Various talented people and organizations each take responsibility for adding Christmas decorations to one of the rooms in the large old E C Houston House along with the old school house and Annex that sit adjacent to it. The facility is huge with lots of rooms to decorate. I took a lot of pics but only a couple I thought might work here. The event is always with fairly low light and candles and the museum is always beautiful. Community pride is evident both in the thought and work that goes into this as well as the fact that it's impossible to find a parking place.
The first pic is of me on the porch. Marilyn went out by the street to take this one.
The second is of one side of the old house to give you perspective.
The other two are of two small areas inside of the house.
The two flash pictures show detail better but the low light ones are actually closer to the way they looked that evening.
We are very proud of our Burt County Museum and the hard work of the curator, staff, board, and countless volunteers who make this all possible.
Merry Christmas from Tekamah.
As I write it is 13 degrees as registered at the Tekamah Airport which is about 3 miles from here as the Cessna flies. We are preparing to go to church this Sunday morn. A Christmas Eve service will be tomorrow evening. I have a prime rib and shrimp in the fridge. Our family will be here on Christmas day along with others. We plan to smile, and eat, and hug, and tell stories till the cows come home.
Christmas is the time celebrate the birth of Jesus. We all shall rejoice in our own way.
Our wish to you is Peace, Joy, and Love. Merry Christmas!

15 comments:

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff
Those picture are great.
That soup and pie dinner sounds like a really good idea - it has my two favorite groups - soup and pie.
We will probably talk but if we get caught up in events of the day - Char and I want to wish you, Marilyn, and the entire Morrow clan a very merry Christmas.
Ralph

Jamie Dawn said...

Amen to all you said.
The museum is lovely, and the dinner sounds tasty.
Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Paul said...

A very merry and blessed Christmas to you, Marilyn and all you family(s). God bless. My First Wife and I have enjoyed your blog all year. It's been the gift that keeps on giving.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Merry Christmas, my friend.

1 plus twins said...

what beautiful pictures!

i probably won't be on here before christmas so i just wanted to wish you and family a very merry christmas.

Miki said...

Cliff,
Christmas in your town sounds very nice. I too would be proud of the museum and its staff! They sound as if their history (your history collectively) is important to them. I think that makes for wonderful stuff. THe children of your town will thank them as they get older too, history isn't something that should be allowed to fade away, it should become a part of everyone, it should help shape everyone! Anyhow, here's wishing you and Marilyn and the entire clan, a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, from Long Island NY! HOpe that 2008 is ushered in and is a great year for all of us! Keep sharing those stories that you have, they are great!

Jim said...

Merry Christmas, Cliff. That is wonderful to have a town Christmas Eve service. It is always at our church too, we have 4:30 and a 6:00 p.m. services, each having communion.

Yes, Cliff. If they would have had good stuff, I would have bought at 50%. But there wasn't anything I wanted/needed.
Those two in the box were 50% off sometime this summer.

Lois said she had a lot of snow, more than when we were up. They didn't have any church sercices yesterday in her town north of Cedar Rapids.
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Rachel said...

Jim posted a picture of that museum recently when he was up there. It is a beautiful place!! The lights are so pretty.

I wish you Peace, Joy, and Love also Cliff, along with all your family. Merry Christmas and God Bless.

Jerry said...

Hey,
I've been by that house. It looks very nice all lit up.

Have a great Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Dan said...

Nice to see you 30 minutes ago merry Christmas

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ptg said...

Very nice. Merry Christmas from a feedlot near you.

JunieRose2005 said...

Merry Christmas!



Junie

Britmum said...

Merry Christmas Cliff to you and yours xxxx

Flip Flop Momma said...

LOVE the pics...

Merry Christmas Cliff and Marylin..