Six Days Before Christmas / by Dave Hileman

A little family time. We were able to share in the Lessons and Carols service that is put on by the school EB attends. She auditioned for and was given a solo part for the music that the 5th and 6th grade levels performed and she sang beautifully. We were very proud of her poise and her clear voice - and doing it in a room of several hundred people, amazing. All of her family gathered for a photo afterwards (I who carry my camera up every little hill and into every historic house did not have it with me, so the iPhone took center stage). The program itself has quite a history and really seems to begin the season for me. Great joy that evening.