Since relocating to Springfield, we have wanted our home to be a place of hospitality to folks on Byers Street. We have had our neighbors on our right over for dinner, and will do so again in January with our other neighbors on our left. We also make sure that we try to greet everyone who we encounter on the street.
At the same time in early December, we had imagine folks and some other friends over for a Christmas dinner. The food was fantastic, and the connecting was refreshing. We laughed, told stories and caught up with each other. I see it as a foretaste of other gatherings in the days ahead.