Saturday, December 17, 2011
Remembering Our First Christmas in Abita Springs
Last December we celebrated our first Christmas in Abita Springs after living the previous 7 years in the New Orleans area. Though Abita Springs is not all that far from New Orleans geographically speaking it is a considerable distance concerning attitudes and culture. This became very clear to our family when we pulled into our drive way on a Friday evening last December. We noticed a minivan parked in front of our neighbors house and some people shouted out from the darkness to us telling us "Wait! Don't go in your house yet!" Our first thoughts were that there must be a break in or burglary in our home or somewhere in the neighborhood so our first reaction was to run inside and check on everything. Noticing everything seemed alright we thought that one of our neighbors must have some kind of physical emergency. So we ran back outside only to find that these people who had shouted out to us were singing Christmas carols. We got a real kick out of that once the adrenaline settled down.