Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
._ THE IEMBKIDGE HERAtD Wednesday, December 22, 1971 and poor large and small mythical and spiritual 2605 8th Ave. N. 828 12th St. N. of the city 2401 24th Ave. S. Pholos by BRYAN WILSON Text by RIC SWIILMIT is lilerally alive with liglii" with Christinas fever reaching its peck and Old .Man Winter "giT.cioiriy" addi.ig the necessary v.'niio hack-ground lor the festive season. Lights of all imaginable colors, stretched or squeezed to make designs or to cut- line buildings or frame win- dows, remain the forte for the majority of the city's home- owners. T h e traditional ''all-color" strings siill are the most popular with the swing to single co'or sellings far oui- numbercd. The Christmas ?cene or display scams to ba lacking in the seasonal home decora- tion The homo hand y m a n u ho usually makes 'the nativity scanc or constructs tiw rei'.idcer, sleigh ar.d Santa display is outshone by the prolusion of lifo'.s adoming the neighbor- ing houses and yrrds. Tlie displays are un are excellent, well displayed and well planned. From this area of endeavor, the r'mnter store-bought electric candles or Christinas cards are tell- ing the siory. From the private enter- prise viewpoint, the displays are something extra pride, time or money allows. From the viewpoint of pure picturesque service, (he Siffe' Lcthbridge Brewery display is a tcUil work of art, a gift to Leihhridgc. and a pride of its citizens. There are several homes, some on almost every street covered by The Herald, whirh showed no indication of Christmas. The rcrsons are likely :'nd varied, ranging from religious prac- licum to pure economics. Whatever the case, the missing liglus aiM njt limbed to one sector cf the city hut are scattered throughout (he city, rcmini.sccnt of picking raisins from favorite ce- real. ii is civic pride, family prodding or keeping up v.ith the .lonescs. Lelh- bridge homeowners have made it a joy to drive the streets after sunset. Xo mat- ter where one leeks or drives, seme cviderre of Christmas spirit can be found on any street. The beauty of Ihe festive season is escaping the s-iiul-ins and sanior citizens. Residents of homes in the cl.y tcurcd tile chromatic streets Morday: TiiCc-'day. citizens from Pic- ture Bnltc. Barons, Shaugh- ness1' and Nohlcford were hrouglit to Lclhbridge for a similar toir and tonight the Coaldale citizens were to be trerled to a tour. Lights, something turned on and off by a switch, were Ihe drawing power for a night on the town for necnle wl'io really appreciate the fa- vcr. Commercialism is evident in the ''extravagance1' of so many lights but what started or.: as a costly seasonal hrau- lificr.'.ion cf individual homos turns nut to be a free show piece for all people. One Indy r.olii'ed tie lack of lig'r.rs some houses and simply wondered why. She wasn't crit ical a n d she wasn't boastful. She just thought of her fellow man and wondered why. St. Michael's General Hospital visitors' parking 3502 South Parkside Drive 2129 5th Ave. N.