Today was the dedication of the City of Roseau scupture. The detail is wonderful! The history regarding all of the animals, humans and insects add so much to the interest of it. Following the dedication the Roseau Area Friends of the Library held their annual Christmas Treasures program and tea. Excellent music and wonderful stories. Two of our Toastmasters, Ed Alexander and Gwen Sallberg presented stories for the program. It was also enjoyable to see Daisy and Seraphina Johnston sing two songs, Away in a Manger and Angels we have Heard on High. They were precious to watch. Their mother, April, played the piano for them while dad sat near in case of problems. The two little ones were a great hit.
Next Sunday the Roseau County Historical Society will hold their Christmas program, Christmas Harmonies, at the school. It will have a wonderful selection of music and stories.
Last night, the branch had the Christmas party. We had entertainment by several of the branch members, including myself. Stories and music from religious to humorous was enjoyed. Twas the Night Before Christmas has always been one of my favorite Christmas stories so that is what I did. I asked all children under six to come up and help me read the story by filling in the words I *couldn't remember*. They were impressive, knew all the words!
Today, Ashley flew home to her parents in Taiwan to have the baby there. One good thing, James had only three trip per month so hopefully he will be able to travel back and forth a bit between trips. A one and a half-hour trip to see your wife doesn't sound like much.
I am looking forward to retiring next June 30th. One of my goals is to see the new grandson-to-be in Hong Kong.
Last week I turned in the two Christmas socks I finally completed for the December babies born in the hospital. It brought back so many memories. James was born on December 12th so we brought him home in a Christmas sock. Sometimes it is amazing how things go around!