Christmas on Main Street With Stepheny

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This time of year Frank Sinatra’s version of I’ll be Home for Christmas usually makes me  homesick for the little girl I once was, and for my parents, and Christmas memories.  The Marshall Field’s Christmas windows in downtown Chicago were apart of those times. Because I have been doing a lot of thinking, researching, and talking to people about the downtown Rocky Mount buildings, the storefronts in particular, are on my mind…..These buildings, their history, and the exciting possibilities that are hovering over them if you have eyes to see. With my imagination, it didn’t take long to transpose the idea of the Field’s Christmas windows into the storefronts along Main Street. Click on the Sinatra link above to do your own remembering. Join me on a walk to see the Christmas windows that can be created once again with hard work and vision. When accomplished, future children’s memories of home will include Main Street at Christmas time. Merry Christmas!tumblr_lybcyk9hbY1r6ji5co1_500
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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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7 Responses to Christmas on Main Street With Stepheny

  1. Mary Ruth Anderson says:

    I love it, Merry Christmas, Stepheny!

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  2. daystarmm2015 says:

    Hi Stepheny. I’m continuing to enjoy all your blogging. You are doing a great job capturing the spirit of RM and the surrounding area. Christmas downtown was really great in town when I was a kid. Somehow it slipped past me to let you know that I had published a very small book on Amazon entitled “A Nostalgic Christmas Sampler” in paperback and Kindle versions. Of course, there is a lot in there about Rocky Mount and Nash county.For anyone interested the link below can be pasted into their browser. Merry Christmas!

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=David+Samuel+Lewis

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    • I have downloaded your book on my Kindle. Thank you for letting me know of your work. I look forward to reading RM and Nash county memories. I appreciate your support for the Main Street blog. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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      • I have finished and enjoyed reading your small Christmas Sampler. I want to add a few of your lines from the section, Christmas Shopping, when I know all the storefronts were festive. “The most exciting time to Christmas shop, however, was at night. There was an atmosphere about it that really made it special when all stores stayed open for extended hours during the last 2 to 3 weeks before Christmas.” We can look forward to this once again.

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  3. John Jesso says:

    Love what you are doing for our great City!

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