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Christmas vacation. Is it over yet? Is it safe to go back to work?
Christmas has become such a long, protracted season. From decorations that appear right after Thanksgiving – decorations put up prior to said date are not Christmas decorations and if they are “yule-ish” in appearance, are in poor taste – to the post holiday re-start, it is a special time of year.
We have weeks of build up. Anticipation, festive events, family get-togethers that start the first weekend in December.
Much of this is driven by marketing, some by peer pressure, and some by the rigid hold of tradition. Much is joyful, and some must be endured, like being hugged by Uncle Ralph with his buzzard breath.
The shopping, gift giving, and special foods are shared more than any other time of year. It all leads up to something really special, yet seldom discussed. The week after.
This year, with Christmas on a Sunday, we had 10 straight days of the real holiday. Doing not much.
No cooking – the kitchen is full of leftovers. No shopping – the stores are too crowded with maniacs. No TV – unless you are a football junkie who watches bowl games between teams you haven’t followed all season. Little work – most businesses are closed.
Just days of down time where people make excuses that they are too busy over the holidays. It is a great time of rest.
Let’s get re-started, folks. Let’s make Rockford and Coosa the best it can be. I’ll be your eye in the sky.
Editor’s note: Readers can submit “Letters to Buzzy” and “Ask Buzzy” via mail to The Coosa County News; P.O. Box 99; Rockford, AL 35136; or via email to email@example.com. Any correspondence received will be promptly passed along to Coosa County’s favorite buzzard.