As for Pink House, this year Jane and I used our savings meant for Christmas presents for each other and our family and friends to host a great ice cream giveaway at midnight Christmas Eve and it was truly beautiful.
Jane opened the store at midnight and asked the throng of kids outside, “Who wants ice cream?”
All the kids froze midplay as in the children's game.
I can honestly report that for three whole seconds the kids' bodies stayed frozen while their faces changed from lack of comprehension to disbelief to utter joy for I was watching them from the Pink House terrace and gesturing a hearty invitation to them.
And then the mad rush was a pleasure to behold!
Soon the street was full of lauging kids (and we soon invited the eager-faced grown-up ‘kids-at-heart’ who were watching) squeaking loudly to their friends up and down the hills, "iiiice cream!!!!"