Season Reason Bugs HOA — A homeowners association in Gettysburg ordered Mark and Lynn Wivell to remove the word “Jesus” from a Christmas display.
HOAs are notorious for their enforcement of conformity and lack of respect for the wishes of the residents to personalize their abodes, still this association allowed for Christmas decorations.
A resident, though, apparently offended by the reason for the season, complained and the timid mice who run things danced to the complainer’s tune rather than let matters run their inevitable course namely the word’s removal in mid-January.
The Wivells say the plan on keeping the word as part of their display until the schedule time to take it down on Jan. 15.
Good for the Wivells. How about just following the principle that if someone is not hurting you just let them be?
Hat tip Bob Small.
Season Reason Bugs HOA
Springfield Mall Evacuated — We have just been informed (3:42 p.m.) that the Springfield Mall in Delaware County, Pa. has been evacuated. The parking lot is filled with police and firefighters and a fire ladder has been placed to the roof.
Traffic is snarled on Baltimore Pike and Sproul Road we are told.
The cause of the evacuation is reported to have been a grease fire in the kitchen of Sbarro’s restaurant.
Springfield Mall Evacuated
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Holy Myrrh-Bearers Christmas Eve Service 2017— Catholics looking for a seat at a Christmas Eve service might consider attending the 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy at Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Rite Church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.
It’s beautiful, worshipful service in a beautiful building and lasts about an hour.
Check here for information about the church.
Holy Myrrh-Bearers Christmas Eve Service
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.