That's Life - December 20, 2017

Oh, by gosh, by golly, it’s time for mistletoe and holly. Yes, folks, it is and all of us at The Capital want to extend our thanks for your support, not just over the last year but throughout the three decades that my wife and I have owned this publication.

Once again you will find that our Christmas Greeting section is filled with drawings done by the grade four Prairie Christian Academy and grades four and five Three Hills School students. You will also see wonderful Christmas stories penned by grades five and six PCA students and grade six Three Hills School students. This year there are 142 students involved in the Christmas program. We thank the school administrations and teachers for their ongoing co-operation. We thank the students for their wonderful artwork and creative writing and we thank the many sponsors who support this program each and every year.

Another Christmas tradition, at The Capital is the signatures on the front covers of the Christmas issue. All of the money collected, from these signatures, goes directly to the Three Hills Area Food Bank. This year your generousity has resulted in a donation totalling $1,500. Thank you for your continued support of this program.

Now, if you know me, you know that I’m crazy about Christmas. In my family, Christmas was everything. I mean, my parents and grandparents worked and saved so that they could give us Christmases that we would always remember. And I mean the good kind of memories.

Music always had a special place in our home and I am a Christmas music fanatic.

Oh, my poor wife and boys. You should have seen the fear on my wife’s face when I announced that my Sirius XM Traditional Holiday Channel launched on November 1 this year. Wow, how cool, a whole extra month of Bing, Frank, Dean and all the rest. And I’ve been dreaming of a White Christmas since Halloween, or at least the day after. It looks like my dreaming has paid off with our recent fall of snow.

Now, once the pages of this special issue are in the hands of our printer, the office of Capital Printers Ltd. will officially close. There will be no issue on December 27, but we will be open for business on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9 am.

Please, play safe this holiday season. Drive carefully if you’re travelling and please don’t drink and drive.

From all of us to all of you, “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. You know I’m actually singing that one now.

That’s Life.