It was a Saturday night two weeks ago that my wife and I, returning from dinner, drove into Minden by way of Highway US 80 entering Minden from the west.
As we started up “Depot Hill,” my wide said, “Let’s drive through town and see the Christmas lights.” As the hour was late, not much traffic, we slowly motored through out town ending our tour at the Webster Parish Library.
It was an outstanding display of Christmas lights and Christmas scenes.
My wife said, “I don’t know who was responsible for doing such a marvelous job, but it is absolutely beautiful.”
I told her that I didn’t know who was responsible for the lights and decorations, but out city electrical line crews did a lot of it and possibly other city personnel lent a helping hand as well.
Yes, a lot of years have passed since I was just a kid and I didn’t recall and Christmas lighting in Minden. So, yes, today there is a spirit of pride, a spirit of caring in our little southern town.
If you see one of our city line crewmen or one of our park employees, tell them thank you for a job well done. All of us can take pride that we are privileged to live in Minden — a small southern town where pride still matters.
James D. Madden