Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things

No not whiskers on kittens or warm woolen mittens.
BUT ......
Growing up in small town USA at Christmastime was wonderful. The Borough park would be tuned into Santa's Wonderland.

This was ~ yes was as today this bridge no longer exists ~ the bridge leading the way to Santa's Wonderland.
It was always a treat to travel through the candy cane lanes, especially at night when everything was brightly lit. Every tree and bush was adorned with lights.

Santa would be available to hear children's wish lists. Hoping to get that special toy.

Butler still lights up the park and has the annual parade. The old firehouse/ borough hall and court building now houses the police department. The fire engine bays are still used to host Santa's arrival.

So even though time has passed and the town has changed some traditions still remain untouched.

Not to long ago a group was formed by someone from my hometown. We currently have 654 members. I think that is an impressive number coming from a small town with a population of under 8000.
When I grew up there in the 60's and 70's the population was just around 7000.
So through the years Butler still remains the hidden 1 traffic light small town USA.

If you are ever driving along Route 23 Northbound above Interstate 287 take a side trip down Bartholdi or Boonton Ave and you will see a true small town USA.

Oh did I forget to mention that one of the first gas station in the town still exists?

Enjoy your day and share you favorite things with those you love!
I know I just did!

1 comment:

  1. This is the lamest blog known to man. This must have been posted by a Keebler Elf wannabe. This blog is pathetic!