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White Christmas in Tallassee

by Michael Butler

As sprinkles of white dotted the evening sky in Tallassee on Christmas day, I thought I should pinch myself. A White Christmas in Tallassee? No way!

Well, seeing is believing. The forecasters hinted that there could be snowfall on Saturday. It happened in the late afternoon. What was mostly slush, still gave many their first white Christmas.

We have heard Bing Crosby's song from the 1954 movie "Holiday Inn." It was voted the #1 Christmas song of all time. "White Christmas" has been recorded about 10,000 times since the original.

I can count on one hand, the number of snow days we've seen in the past couple of years. Interestingly enough, we've seen snowflakes three times already this cold season. The day after Christmas, the white stuff filled the air again. Some of it even stuck to the ground.

As I watched "A Christmas Story" for the seventh straight time during the TBS on Saturday, the final scene with the snow scene on Christmas night hit home. We had it here, like Ralphie and his Northern Indiana family.

It was a wonderful Christmas at our house. I hope the same was true for you and yours. Maybe Frosty will be back again someday.

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Photos on Christmas with me and my kids...

Daniel (20 month) Georgia Anne (6)

Jack (3)

P. J. (10, 70 in dog years)