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Half Full/Mark Wilcox

It all starts with the lighting of a candle

December 6, 2013
The Daily Mining Gazette

Last Sunday marked one of the most significant days of the year for me when I was growing up. The first Sunday of Advent, in our house, began the countdown to Christmas. It seems today, big box stores can't wait to start the Christmas shopping season. When I was a kid the season started the day after Thanksgiving. In those days, "Black Friday" referred to the Great Depression, not getting up in the middle of the night to save fifty bucks on a blender. In today's world, the Christmas season begins as soon as Walmart sells its last barbecue grill.



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