Yet Another Little Known Fact. January 4, 2009 Bossy’s neighborhood holds a fundraiser every winter, which requires the purchase of these luminary bags and candles that line every street on New Year’s Day. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail « Previous Post: Yet Another Little Known Fact.Next Post: » Yet Another Little Known Fact.
Bossy's Friend Martha's Sister saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 10:37 am
What a wonderful way for the community spirit to fill the New Year!
Gigi saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 12:24 pm
SO pretty. Light up the new year, Bossy’s neighborhood!!
corrie saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Bossy lives in Utopia …..
Jason saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm
I don’t think your neighborhood could get any sweeter.
Victoria saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 3:23 pm
I think I totally love your neighborhood 🙂
everythingblue saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm
Such a pretty sight! Those sand filled paper bags with a lit candle inside – what a lot of people call luminarias – are actually farolitos, a strong holiday tradition in my home state of New Mexico. Luminarias are a bunch of little bonfires, another Christmas tradition. Both are related to lighting the way for Las Posadas, which is a reenactment of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem. Though you might enjoy knowing a little about them.
Rory saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 4:30 pm
Growing up, our entire neighborhood did the illuminaries for the week leading up to, and including Christmas.
Glad to see you’re still doing it.
They’re way cool.
Ms. Cranky pants saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 4:58 pm
I *heart* bossy’s neighborhood!
The Mister saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 4:59 pm
Our village does these in gallon jugs. Maybe paper bags would help out the recycling effort a little next year.
Raz saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 6:16 pm
This is so pretty, and much nicer than the drunken people than generally line Britain’s streets on New Year’s Eve. Lovely!
Lovelyn saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 6:53 pm
I agree, Raz. A bunch of drunken people had a yelling match at the end of my driveway on New Year’s Eve. I was too jet lagged to join them.
Lisa saysJanuary 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm
wow! pretty..just like you and your super long neck.
Margie saysJanuary 5, 2009 at 5:25 am
They are really pretty- not to be a Debbie Downer- but do they ever catch on fire? I know- I worry too much-
MariaV saysJanuary 5, 2009 at 5:27 am
So very pretty. Luminary bags make me twitch though because my freakish brain can’t step away from bag + flame.
Bush Babe saysJanuary 5, 2009 at 6:48 am
Love this idea… of course, to emulate it in my neighbourhood, I would need to buy about 20 000 candles and “luminary bags” (not old actresses?) to get ‘our stretch of street’ lit up… I might just admire yours I think!!
Nice thought though!