By: Robin Ruehrwein
I remember being at a Christmas party years ago, with my parents, at their friend’s house in a little town called Sharon. It was a pretty big party from what I can remember. I would guesstimate that I was probably about 7 at the time. It was a night time party and I remember that all of a sudden the doorbell rang. Almost immediately the person that answered the door called everyone over to look out the door and/or windows. I looked out one of their front windows and there was a huge group of carolers. There were at least 25 people. I don’t remember what they sang, but they stayed for a few songs. It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my entire life. It was my first and last time seeing carolers. I can honestly say that is one of my top 10 childhood memories.
I suppose in this day and age it’s not really safe to ring a stranger’s doorbell and start singing for them, but it got me thinking that it’s sort of sad that things like that have been pushed to the wayside. I would love, love, love to see a group of carolers to come by and sing, though. It would totally make my Christmas.