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