- Holiday decorations make great photo opportunities.
- Things that are unique in an area make great photo opportunities.
- At one time, I would have thought of these lights as kind of strange. Today they bring back a lot of good memories, and are part of a pretty special community.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Week 32, Day 226, December 5, 2009, Groton Christmas Tree
Ever since I can remember our town has had a fake Christmas Tree on the hill above the village. It's actually not even a tree. It is strings of blue lights running from the top of a telephone pole to the ground. On top of the telephone pole is speakers for the village's chimes. These chimes/lights/tree sit on top of the hill above the village, so the tree can be seen from just about all parts of the village, and many parts of the surrounding town.
One year somebody destroyed many of the bulbs on the strings, and the village could not afford to replace them. A decision was made not to display them that year. Several of the local businesses and people in the town felt it was an important part of our community, and donated money to replace the lights. I have to agree. I've never seen anything quite like our fake tree.