by Jalyne Fidler
Was the month of December in our small Utah town,
Just west of the Oquirrh Mountains light snow covered the ground.
The snowflakes were hung on the lamp posts with care,
Under the watchful eye of Patrick Dunlavy our mayor.
Tooele was festive, Little Mountain did glow,
Mrs. Grimm’s annual tree illuminated the deer herd below.
Veteran’s Park, our town square, with its grand Christmas tree,
Evoked sweet memories and nostalgia and filled children’s hearts with glee.
The Transcript-Bulletin was busy keeping the citizens aware,
Of community events and the many opportunities to share.
There were holiday concerts and pageants and plays,
Food drives and toy drives, giving and sharing each day.
There were festive lights on the homes around town,
And kindly light in folk’s hearts, Christmas joy did abound.
And great examples of goodness and cheer,
Were found in the homes between loved ones so dear.
There was caring and sharing and thoughtful expressions
Of love between neighbors, every race and profession.
All of this love and the generous giving,
Was noticed above and recorded in heaven.
Christmas soon would be here! Hearts all turned to the savior,
Giving thanks for his birth in a small lowly manger.
Jesus taught us the way to be kind and show love,
And showed all God’s children how to return home above.
This is the reason for Christmas joy and delight,
To honor the Christ child born under a star oh so bright.
And God looking down on this small Utah town,
Would be pleased with these souls for their love did abound.
May the love of the season fill your hearts with good cheer,
And may God’s peace give you comfort and joy throughout every year.