Fallon Chamber Newsletter- November 21, 2012


As much as I keep talking about the Holidays coming, I find myself in denial as I quickly turn any radio station already playing Christmas music. My mother listens to Christmas music all year round. I am of the tradition that it is only appropriate after Thanksgiving. I have many good excuses not to feel the holiday spirit this year: the weather has been too warm, I’ve still got Halloween candy sitting on my counter… but with Thanksgiving no longer around the corner, but here at our doorstep, I find myself recoiling from it as though time can be stopped by my sense of denial. I realize I should just relinquish and jump in with both feet.

Don’t get me wrong, I completely relish in the Holiday season and I absolutely love everything about it, from the Fallon tradition of actually shooting down your Christmas tree to the warmth of glowing lights and hot cider. But time seems to be slipping by so quickly and I feel unable to seize the hair of Kairos. I plan to use this weekend as my relinquishing point, the perfect opportunity to really settle into the spirit myself. So as I embark on this weekend of Thankfulness, I, like so many, am faced with the overwhelming sense of what I have to be thankful for. My life is somewhat small and simple, and yet, the very thought of its fullness is immense and completely immeasurable.

As we come together for a day of feasts and family, let’s remember how overwhelmingly lucky we are to be a part of a community that holds the charm of the Holiday season all year round with its family owned businesses and our after school traffic jams. (The only traffic we ever see.) And as we recover from a day of blissful relaxation, remember to support our local businesses as we start our holiday shopping.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Fallon Chamber.


Natalie Parrish
Executive Director


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