News From the Brownsville Bailiwick & Beyond - - December 4, 2019

Books & More and the Thrift store usually close during the week between Christmas and New Years. Books & More and the Thrift Store will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 7. .  Hope you have a good holiday. Please stop by both stores and buy some holiday items.


            December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day. This is the day that Pearl Harbor was bombed, bringing the U.S. into war with Japan. The U.S.S. Arizona was sunk with all on board and still lies in repose as a graveyard for the crew. I have been to Pearl Harbor and to the U.S.S. Arizona memorial, built over the ship. It is a truly memorable place. Remember those who have given their all for our freedoms.


            Christmas in the Foothills will have a wonderful kickoff with the Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6th at the Foothill Fire House. The tree will be lit at 6:30 pm, but come early because there will be craft projects for the kids, cookies, cocoa, tea, coffee, cider and music. Santa will be there to greet the kids and light the tree. This is a fantastic way to start Christmas Cheer with the whole family. Then on Saturday and Sunday, the 7th & 8th, hop in the car and shop, wine and dine your way along the Christmas in the Foothills trail. With 28 stops you are sure to have a fun day and complete your shopping list. Check out or

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of the map and list. The Foothills will be filled with the scents and sounds of Christmas!


            Look Back in Time – In 1910 the Rackerby Shakespeare Club met at G, A. Devol's home. While the men played Pedro and Cribbage, the children played games (we guess Shakespeare's work was being read by the women).


            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon.    Christine and Yvonne