Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Here we come a-wassailing

 Today we dressed in our holiday finest (and drove through a bit of a snowstorm) to join our homeschool co-op for some caroling.  Our first stop was at a low-income housing facility and then we walked over to a nearby nursing home.

 We enjoyed the actual caroling, but the best part?

 We loved visiting with the residents.  Camille enjoyed chatting (here she is talking with Winifred), Sylvia showed off her sparkly dress with big smiles, and Ayla shook just about everyone's hand in the room, :) including this woman (below) who happily posed for a photo with her.  The man (above) in the green and black plaid shirt is the author of Christmas Remembered.  Camille and I are looking forward to reading it soon.

People, look east.  The time is near
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People look east, and sing today.
Love, the guest, is on the way

~words and music by Eleanor Farjeon, 1928


  1. An awesome way to share the spirit of Christmas. I'm going to have to talk our co-op into doing this! And how lovely they look in their festive dresses :)

  2. That is great! What a blessing you've brought to those folks.

  3. It was a blessing for us, too :) Camille was excited to meet an author, and all of my girls enjoyed the positive attention. Ayla, who can be uncomfortable around strangers at times, walked up to so many elders, grabbed their hands, and beamed her little smile, eye to eye!

    I would like to do something similar on a more regular basis.


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