AS I SEE IT
By Neal A. Shipman
Although there is no snow on the ground and the temperatures are not typical for this time of the year, the sights and sounds of the Christmas season are still all around us. Homes are festively decorated with a Christmas tree and lights, the city’s retail stores are filled with all kinds of wonderful gift ideas, and music extolling the wonder of Christmas fills the airwaves.
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It is a time of the year when our hearts should be filled with joy and gladness. And it is the time of the year when we should be enjoying all that is so very special about the Christmas season - celebrating the birth of Jesus, shopping for gifts for everyone on our gift list, and taking part in holiday parties and enjoying the company of family and friends.
For the majority of the people in McKenzie County, that is the way that Christmas has always been and will always be.