Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 17 - An Evening Out

It is late.  And I have been so busy today that I haven't gotten to prepare a post yet.  But, it's been such a full day and I really have a good excuse for being so late!

I ended up working for a few hours earlier in the day.  Then, the afternoon involved helping my mom get a dear family friend settled into his new "assisted living" apartment.  Finally, we came home late in the afternoon to prepare for an evening out with friends.  This was an evening to which I have been looking forward for quite some time......

After meeting our friends and enjoying a nice dinner, we headed downtown to the historic Paramount Theater for a special showing of "White Christmas".  I must say, it was simply magical!!!  (As I had imagined and hoped that it would be.)

A full house enjoyed the show in the beautifully restored theater.  People of all ages came together for the evening and sat mesmerized by the classic holiday film.  From the opening credits, I had goosebumps from seeing one of my all-time favorite movies on the big screen.  As the movie reached the final scene, the audience began to sing along with the song, "White Christmas" was simply so touching and nostalgic that I felt my heart swell.

Tonight, I am thankful for such a wonderful evening with Eddie and our sweet friends, Barbara and John.  I am grateful that we were able to enjoy such a special outing together.  And, I am thankful for the infusion of a little more Christmas spirit into our hearts!

Now, I'm off to dream of little twinkling Christmas lights and gently falling snow....

Rest well, dear Friends.



  1. Oh Jane, what a fabulous experience you had. I must say I'm a bit green with envy. That's always been one of my favorite Christmas movies. To see it on the big screen would have been just awesome. So happy for you.

  2. I would have gotten goose bumps when everyone started singing White Christmas. How absolutely lovely!


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