On Dec. 15th, 2011, North Elementary Fourth Grade class presented their musical program entitled "A New World Christmas." My husband and I attended to watch our sweet granddaughter and how the memories flooded back to me. For those of us who get teary-eyed and nostalgic, this was a trip down memory lane for me. I attended this school when it was brand new. I remember my first Christmas program back in Dec. 1959 when I attended East Elementary School and was in the first grade. I was dressed as an angel, in a costume that my mom had sewn for the occasion. I clearly remember how my knees shook as I took the stage and sang my solo, Away in a Manger. I was hoping that I wouldn't forget the words and that my parents would be proud.
As my husband and I sat there watching our granddaughter as she sang "We're gonna plant a Christmas tree", I was brought to tears several times. My final boo hoo moment was when a precious little girl stepped forward and she performed her solo, Silent Night. Her mother was sitting in front of us and the love and pride clearly shown on her face. That sweet little girl brought back to me the true meaning of Christmas as she sang with all her heart, soul, and tremendous voice. If you really want to get back to basics, attend a music program where the children will quickly take you down your memory lane regardless of whether the song is an old favorite or a new composition.
Great job and a huge thank you to all the children and their director, Robin Milligan. You could tell that a tremendous amount of work went into this program. Again, thanks for the memory!!