At the Tioga County Historical Society's annual Oh Tannnenbaum fundraiser this year in the small town of Owego, New York, one of the themes was the Circus.
For many of us, we have memories of attending a circus and being amazed.
Won't we buy a virtual ticket and pay a quick visit to a Christmas Eve circus?
Old circus toys.
I only had one visit to the circus, in my late teens. (A certain relative knows what is coming). My then-boyfriend (now my husband) was told by his Mom to take his little sister to the circus. So we went down to Manhattan (I grew up in New York City) and saw the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden.
But not for long, because my little future sister in law was a bit overwhelmed by all the noise, smells and action - and we ended up having to take her home.
I've never been to the circus since. But at least, at Oh Tannenbaum, I was able to visit it once more, at least briefly.
I will leave you today with a song sung by Pentatonix.
Tomorrow, a post in honor of Hanukkah.