December 24, 2015, Saugus- This day has always been an “icing on the cake” sort. In my younger days, the parties were full-on, booze-fueled. Of the past thirty-four years, the booze has gone away, but the revelry, whether of the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference sort, or spent hiking on one trail or another, has remained integral to my year.
I spent today walking along the east shore of Lake Quannapowit, in Wakefield, which I last visited in 2011. The day was foggy, which only added to the sense of mystery in the area. One of my paternal aunts lives at the south end of Wakefield’s downtown, so I stopped by her place for an hour.
This evening, my brother, Glenn, hosted a few of us family-members. Two of his grandbabies added a an amazing level of energy to the festivities. We also tucked into some glorious sirloin steaks, before the Santa Parade, actually a one fire truck ride-by.
Here are some more photos of the day.