The World Has Gotten Too Big

@celticeagle (156265)
Boise, Idaho
November 29, 2023 8:35pm CST
I used to go around with my two cousins' Christmas caroling. We went up in the Highlands which was the rich part of town. People would come out of their houses and bring us candy canes and hot chocolate. It was a really nice experience. I have not heard of or seen any caroling in years. Except in old movies. Maybe those who go to church do some in-programs during the holidays. But does anyone still go out caroling anymore? I think the world and all communities have just gotten too big. The image is from my collection.
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@Juliaacv (47903)
• Canada
30 Nov
Your picture really does suit the topic of the discussion. I remember back in the early 70's when we would have Christmas carolers come to the house and sing. We always expected them on Christmas Eve and we looked forward to it. My hubby's family went out caroling together in December 1990, I remember it well because we could not go as I was ill. They just went to neighbourhoods of the 8 family members, but it sounded like alot of fun.
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
@Juliaacv ......How nice of them.
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
That's what I was going for. Has it been 50 years since caroling were out singing this time of year?
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@Juliaacv (47903)
• Canada
30 Nov
@celticeagle In my life it has. My in-laws went out, but alot of that was because it was sort of a house warming for us, as we had just moved into a new home about that time.
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• New Baltimore, Michigan
30 Nov
That is one beautiful image. The tree branches have subtle hints of color to them. Amazing work. :)
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
It is just something I found around the net.
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• New Baltimore, Michigan
30 Nov
@celticeagle Oh, when you said the image was from your collection, I thought you meant your collection of Art .. like paintings. It’s still very beautiful. Looks like something from Kinkade :)
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
@Melanie_Marie ......Oh, no just the pictures I've same from the net over the years.
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@BarBaraPrz (44966)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Nov
I went carolling with two different groups (my church choir and a friend's teen church group) just before "Uncle Bob" spoiled everything by getting beligerently drunk at the family gathering on Christmas Eve. I'm not sure if fisticuffs were thrown (I was in the dining room and the 'action' was in the living room) but my grandmother dragged one of her sons into the dining room and sat on him to keep him from getting into it.
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@BarBaraPrz (44966)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Nov
@celticeagle Think of Granny Clampett... One time a drunken teen broke into her house and flopped on her couch, thinking he was at his own home. He vomited on the floor and she (according to my aunt) shook her finger at him and told him to clean it up,
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
@BarBaraPrz ......Well, it's the least he could do.
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
Good for grandma!
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@RebeccasFarm (81744)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
30 Nov
Oh that is an absolutely beautiful picture..really cheered me up thanks. I would go carolling if I could. Yes they do carol around Golden a few miles from here.
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
I have a bunch of Christmas scenes I will be sharing. Glad you enjoyed this one.
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
@RebeccasFarm .......Okay for you.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
30 Nov
@celticeagle I am glad to hear this Celt..it will certainly be appreciated by me.
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• United States
1 Dec
When my children were growing up they would go around the neighborhood caroling with their friends. It was way more common back then but I haven't seen or heard of caroling locally at all. Our town does have a tree lighting and carolers there.
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Dec
That sounds nice. We have that here too.
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@Deepizzaguy (92530)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
30 Nov
My neighborhood does not have many persons out on the streets singing Christmas songs on the streets anymore.
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
I don't remember any around here for many years.
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@Deepizzaguy (92530)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
30 Nov
@celticeagle Same here since the Christmas lights are in the rich neighborhoods.
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@dfollin (24030)
• United States
30 Nov
Neither have I seen or heard carolers in many years. This made me think about the movies that I have been watching on the Hallmark channel. I miss that caroling.
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
Me too.
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@jstory07 (132854)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Nov
I have not seen anyone singing songs going door to door in a lot of years.
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
Neither have I.
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@wolfgirl569 (91727)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Nov
I don't know of anyone that does anymore
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
Sadly neither do I.
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@sallypup (56958)
• Centralia, Washington
30 Nov
That's a very lovely image. My little town keeps itself alive by maintaining quite a number of antqiue type stores downtown- "historic" is splashed about everywhere. The Saturday after Black Friday, a group of people gathered downtown and regaled shoppers with carols. So, yes, caroling is still somewhat alive.
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1 Dec
very interesting share
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Dec
Thank you.
@LindaOHio (149304)
• United States
30 Nov
That's a lovely street scene. I've never seen any carolers. People just don't seem as community oriented as they once were. Have a great day.
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@celticeagle (156265)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
That is so true Linda.
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