Longford Leader columnist, Mattie Fox
When every year comes to an end we tend to look back on the previous twelve months.
It’s a source of some discomfort, really, when one remembers old men who used sit in a particular seat, or old women who used shop in certain shops.
They could always be relied upon to do the same things.
When you realise they’re never to be seen again, it can have a chastening effect.
Never is final.
Many families are sad at Christmas, and most can remember their own families on Christmas Day.
Yet, Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time, when the birth of Christ is celebrated.
We know that next Christmas everyone we now know, won’t all be here.
Cherish time when you have it.