Goodbye 2020, welcome 2021

We all have hopes that 2021 will be better than 2020, but we know that for the first few months – and maybe even longer – it will be the same old, same old.

Something new is coming soon though. Dakota Espinoza, née Johnson, or as they use to say on Hee Haw, she who was Dakota Johnson and her hubby, are expecting baby number one.

They will be visiting here this week and while here, soon to be Grandma Johnson (aka Kristl) is hosting a baby shower this Saturday, January 9 at 4 p.m. at the Community Center.

This is a y’all come affair. So y’all come out and celebrate the soon-to-be new addition. It’s always fun to bring gifts for a baby and also to see what nice things are brought by others. Babies are so fun.

When coming to the shower, please remember to wear your latest fashion accessory – a face mask. Social distancing will be observed at the gathering.

Fortunately, the CC is big enough to accommodate a goodly-sized crowd with acceptable distancing.

Christmas 2020 has now come and gone. Hopefully everyone found a way to make it a good one.

For the kiddos of La Sal, the elves at the local volunteer fire department went to great effort to assure just that.

Those who could and even some who probably couldn’t, made monetary contributions to these elves so Christmas presents could be delivered to every good boy and girl in our village.

And remember, as I’ve said many times, we only have good boys and girls here. None are on the “naughty” list.

To help in this effort, a couple of these elves – one of each gender – solicited donations during the last food bank day. Someone had found an old fire boot and it was used to collect funds.

When it was all said and done, they reached into the boot to count the loot, scooping it out by the handful. Surprise!

The elf of the fair gender also extracted a deceased rodent of the mouse variety. EEK!!!

She was none too pleased with the discovery. The mouse was long past caring. Maybe next year they should use a newer boot.

Whatever. A big thanks to the elves and the big jolly guy who makes his rounds through the town delivering gifts to all the kiddos. It is a great credit to them that La Sal enjoyed a better Christmas.

From all of us in Sierra La Sal, we wish you a Happy New Year and hope and pray for better things than were delivered by 2020.

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