Sunday, December 16, 2012

Santa Claus coming to town.

  I live in a small rural town in Missouri. It is 70 miles from St.Louis and 50 miles from Hannibal. These are the nearest and best know towns that are close to me. Our town, Clarksville,Mo. has about 400 people. The town is are very old , 1815, and right on the  banks of the Mississippi river. Being a historic town on the river we have tried to promote tourism.All our old brick store fronts have been restored and are open. The town has many artist studios and galleries along with two antiques malls, one of which is mine, The Downtown Antique mall. I also own and operate the 1845 Historic Elgin/Cottrell House Museum.which doubles as my home. My blog friends know it as, My Old Historic House. Through out the year, we have many events to bring people to town. In December we decorate and  welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to town. It is quite an event. Santa arrives by fire truck. His sled and reindeer awaits him  at city hall, which is decorated with hundreds of trees, Santa, snowmen and much much more. This is mostly done by our Mayor. She is very much devoted to this task and loves doing it for the children. Hundreds of visitors come each December. bringing  there children, family, pets and cameras. I just wanted to share a little with you today. In spite of the Worlds problems, Christmas must go on for the Children and today in Clarksville,Mo. it has done just that..
    I hope have a wonderful Christmas and maybe I'll see you again before the New Year. Love and  Best Wishes from My Blog to Yours. Richard and Sissy


Lottie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Beautiful Christmas images dear Richard! Wishing you a very happy Christmas my sweet friend.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Richard, how magical!
Wonderful Santa and Mrs Claus.

Merry Christmas.
I am grateful to of met you this year, tour your gorgeous home and spend a little at you wonderful shop!

Victorian1885 said...

Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy 2013!


Pearl said...

Merry Christmas Richard I hope your days are filled with joy! Hugs, Pearl

Entertaining Women said...

In not too many years, my new granddaughter Beatrice Emaline will be old enough to come for the Christmas celebration. Hopefully, I won't be too old to bring her! Everything looks festive, welcoming, and fun. Thanks for taking us along for a peak. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

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Sissysmom said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Sissy Dog! Hope the new year is filled with all good things for you!


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we three dogs and me said...

Richard so glad to see your post. Missed you. The pictures are like someone else said magical. What fun you must have had. Our town has a huge night parade all lit up and fireworks after.A real reigndeer. wow. Have a Merry Christmas

An Historical Lady said...

LOVE this post Richard! I wish you a very happy Christmas from snowy New Hampshire!
Thank you so much for the nice comment on my blog post today!
I enjoy all your posts---The photos of your home are always a feast for the eyes.
Our annual 18thc. 'Christmas Past at the Old Brown Cape' photo gallery is now up on our website,

Mary and the yorkie girls

Gabriela Delworth said...


Thanks so much for visiting me!
What a great celebration you have there.

Happy Holidays!


Curtains in My Tree said...

The Magic of Christmas comes through in your pictures Richard

Merry Christmas to you & Sissy

Divine Theatre said...

Oh my goodness! WE would love to celebrate with you!



Kisses to Sissy!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Richard,
Clarksville sounds just delightful. The kind of small historic town I'd love to live in. My friends live in Mexico, MO and also in St Louis. I hope to visit St. Louis, MO one day....see my friends' renovated home there.
Merry Christmas from Wash, DC ~

Infuse With Liz said...

Your town looks cozy and friendly! Looks like your city hall event was fun for all.
Merry Christmas Richard and Sissy!