Wednesday, December 23, 2015

"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast." ~ Charles Dickens

From my earliest memories, the Cortland Waterworks has been synonymous with Christmas. Today, abundant lights adorn homes in every neighborhood. 50+ years ago, I remember seeing decorated trees through windows, but homes just weren't decked out the way they are now.

When I was growing up, the Waterworks flipped their switch the day after Thanksgiving. It was magical! It still is, even though the competition has gotten fierce. Even without snow, it still means that the holiday season is here, and that Christmas is near.

Merry Christmas!


  1. So wonderful to have the continuity of memories and to be anchored in a place.

  2. What a beautiful way to compete with each other, bringing light and magic to the area. :-)

  3. Merry Christmas... my friend Have a magical Christmas....