Holiday season provided new memories

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017

White-knuckling my way down Interstate 65 through a storm on Sunday, one thought kept crossing my mind – this holiday season went great.

As I made my way back to Fairhope from Montgomery, rain pounded my car and caused traffic to slow. I put on my hazzard lights and slowed to around 50 miles per hour. My wipers were going crazy.

Sometimes driving through the rain is OK, but this was different.

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All the way from Montgomery, it rained.

While concentrating on the road – when I could see it – my thoughts shifted back to over the holiday season.

My holiday started in Mobile at the Dollar General Bowl, where Troy topped Ohio 28-23. Then, Christmas Eve arrived and I spent the next three days in Fairhope with my parents and friends.

Once I returned to Atmore, and getting back into sort of a rhythm, the next day’s duty of putting the paper together wasn’t as bad. Working ahead is always on the plan for me.

The week before New Year was a light one, however, I did get some work done for the coming paper and other projects.

Last Saturday, I traveled to Montgomery to ring in the New Year with one of my best friends. I had a great time in spite of the rain.

My holiday wrapped, as I said earlier, in Fairhope, where my brother’s family came down for a visit. My other brother was in town, too.

I’m blessed to have gotten to see them for a short time and for the memories of another great holiday season.