Enjoy the Holiday Season

November 15, 2023

Something Told the Wild Geese
by Rachel Field

Something told the wild geese
It was time to go.
Though the fields lay golden
Something whispered,—‘Snow.’
Leaves were green and stirring,
Berries, luster-glossed,
But beneath warm feathers
Something cautioned,—‘Frost.’
All the sagging orchards
Steamed with amber spice,
But each wild breast stiffened
At remembered ice.
Something told the wild geese
It was time to fly,—
Summer sun was on their wings,
Winter in their cry.

Time for New Englanders to gather firewood, rake leaves, make sure storm windows are in place and snow blowers are at hand. Warm days, and bright sun lull us into believing winter is a long way away, but, we know what is coming. We prepare.

Perhaps some suggestions from the South Shore Irish Heritage Trail might pique your interest.

It seems Plymouth is the Center of the Universe around Thanksgiving offering Pilgrim memorials and a fabulous parade. If you’ve never been, you must go! Check out Plymouth’s website for information on the parade and all Thanksgiving information on where to stay, where and what to eat, as well as a plethora of family centered activities.

Speaking of Plymouth, don’t miss the dedicated Irish Collection at the Plymouth Library. If you live on the South Shore you are probably eligible to borrow from that collection. Do check this out- you’ll be happy to curl up in your warm home while engaging in some great Irish stories – be they books, recordings or videos. This collection will amaze you.

Another great idea is the Scituate Sister City Foreign Film Festival in January and February. Dates, films, and possibly specials or discounts at harbor restaurants and shops are being discussed. Sometime in mid December, you will find the latest information on Facebook. Reels, the new theater in Scituate Harbor is lovely and offers, besides its concession stand, adult beverages. So, keep this in mind for something different to do in January and February.

We will update winter activities from time to time. And we will post winter happenings in other trail towns so check back often. Meanwhile stay warm and healthy and enjoy the holiday season.

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