Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Snowman Cometh


Christmas decorations are lighting up the neighborhoods. Snowmen are starting to pop up all over Downey. It is one of the iconic Christmas figures you see gracing lawns and porches. Somehow I had always thought snowmen were a rather recent development. But, according to Wikipedia, artistic representations of snowmen date back to the middle ages. Although, it wasn't until the Victorian era that the snowman became a popular symbol of the holiday season.

While we haven't had real snow in Downey for some years, we do have snowmen. And, with the arrival of the snowmen, the Christmas decorating season has come.

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