Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Celebrating The Holidays




Like the Chinese we Kentuckians have been noted for celebrating  the Holidays with some fire works of our own.

Especially Christmas and New Years...when I was a teen... I remember going to "Minnie Hinkle's Store"... not to far away from our home.

Minnie sold  about anything and everything the community had need of.

One of my  favorite things Minnie sold during the Holiday was fire crackers.

 My older brother and  my Uncle usually came in from Michigan, We'd go out to Minnie's to buy  fire works.

Minnie wasn't a licensed dealer to my knowledge.

 Seems, back at that time, it was un-lawful to sell fire works, in that part of the State any way.

 After taking your order Minnie waited until she  could catch a break from the counter, then  she'd sneak into the back room to fill it.

When she returned, she'd give them to you, while no one was looking .

Minnie sold them by the pack, or by the carton, didn't matter to her, occasionally, she had  M-80's , a super sized fire cracker that made a "Big Bang".

 We were sure to get some of those when she had them.

 It was always exciting making our purchase for firecrackers, we could hardly wait for Christmas and New years  to arrive.

On Christmas and New Years, it was one big bang after another, until they were gone.

Our neighbors probably thought we were a little  crazy and some what strange the way we did our  celebrating. if so they kept the thought to themselves.

Some of my fondest memories at Christmas and New years time, are those  we celebrated when I  was younger, with fire works from Minnie Hinkle's  store.


Zechariah 9:9

 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.
 

 


Until Next Time.    God Bless. 

My Meditations by,

Coleman Schell


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