Winter officially begins in Madera at 9:11 a.m. today according to www.timeanddate.com. The shortest period of daylight of the year occurs during this day of the Winter Solstice. Pardon the cliché, but Christmas is just around the corner.
Later today, the Fresno State Bulldogs will play the University of Southern California Trojans in the Las Vegas Bowl. Kick-off of the televised game is 12:30 p.m. on KFSN Channel 30. We will wear our red Fresno State shirts and I have a pair of magic Bulldog earrings that will help them win the game. Go Dawgs!
After the game, Fred and I have a date to drive around and look at the lights and other holiday decorations in Madera. On Christmas day, if you take in a movie or do any last minute shopping, it is fun to guess who is wearing their presents from Santa Claus. It is always a veritable fashion show of new sweaters, coats, sweatshirts, scarves and hats.
All I need for Christmas is world peace and harmony. Since there are so many variables, I know that makes my wish a tad grandiose. A good strong helping of live and let live would be the next best thing...