One of my dad’s favorite pastimes was taking us for a ride. “Come on kids, let’s go for a ride” he would announce with enthusiasm and seven kids would pile into the station wagon. We watched new neighborhoods being built, office buildings, stadiums, airports and bridges. These “rides” usually concluded with ice cream “just one dip, you don’t want to ruin your supper”. Christmas time would take on a whole new dynamic. Dad would watch the paper for the most elaborate displays and we would take special rides just to discover these kaleidoscopic mega displays. It was a part of our Christmas tradition.
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