Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Territorial Birthday Gift

Oklahoma is 100 years old this year. I'm having a birthday too but I'm not quite that old. However, I love old historical things and Oklahoma is full of late 1880s history. In fact, one town, Guthrie is a step back int time. The old buildings and homes of this first state capital town have been beatifully perserved. Every December, Guthrie hosts the Territorial Christmas celebration. Townsolk dress up and step back in time. There are carriage and trolly rides, historical tours, and at night a Victorian Walk in which the shop windows are filled with living Christmas cards, shop owners welcome you inside with a cup of wassail and warm cookies, carolers abound, children in period dress sell peanuts on the streets, and an entire building is filled with Christmas trees decorated by hand in wonderful old-time methods.

Visiting Guthrie and partaking of the great historical fun was my birthday present this year. And it was also GREAT research for the historical Christmas novella I am currently writing for Barbour.


squiresj said...

So when is your birthday. Happy birthday. Mine is in about three weeks in March.
So you were a teacher - school or church. I've taught 40 years in church.
Thanks for the boooks Mae sent when I was laid up with an ankel fusion. She sent me two of yours. I've always loved your books.
Pray for me as I've very very discouraged and about to give up.
My landlord/neighbor is on Library board. I know she would love your books.
GOd Bless

Linda Goodnight said...

Hope you're feeling better by now. You'll be having a birthday soon, so Happy Birthday to you! I'm so glad you've enjoyed my books. Take care and thank you.

Linda g