September 1, 2014

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White Christmas at the Falmouth Baptist Church, December 15

Outside the air was crisp, cool, bracing; bringing to mind a Christmas card of snow and sleighs and persons going to church in the country, beside frozen brooks and arched bridges. Those were days when a stocking with some candy and an orange and an apple were considered a nice Christmas. Those were days when many of us did not have much, but we did not know any better and rejoiced in the simpler things that many scoff at today. And, as we look back to those days we realize that for all our getting of things today: big things, little things, simple things, ornate things, we have chased a mirage for we are not as well satisfied now as then.